After all the drama leading upto it, we are finally onto Fight Night of UFC 279 and we will be here to provide you all the results from the event.
The event was supposed to be a christening of Khamzat Chimaev as the #1 challenger as he was expected to deal with Nate Diaz easily. However, he now finds himself facing Kevin Holland in the co-main event after a bad weight miss.
Tony Ferguson finds himself in the main event now to face Nate Diaz in a five-round welterweight bout. Both men have not tasted wins in the past year or so. Who will come out on the top in this last-minute arrangement?
Before the co-main event, Li Jingliang will be facing Daniel Rodriguez in a catchweight bout at 180 lbs. Macy Chiasson takes on Irene Aldana and Johnny Walker clashes with Ion Cutelaba to complete the main card.
Tune in below from 6 PM EST onwards as we bring UFC 279 results live from early prelims, preliminary card and main card.
Early Prelims (6 pm EST)
|1||Darian Weeks vs Yohan Lainesse||Welterweight Bout||Yohan Lainesse won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)|
|2||Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez||Women’s Strawweight Bout||Elise Reed won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)|
|3||Heili Alateng vs Chad Anheliger||Bantamweight Bout||Heili Alateng won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)|
|4||Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf||Women’s Featherweight Bout||Norma Dumont won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)|
Prelims (8 pm EST)
|1||Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett||267.5 lbs Catchweight Bout||Chris Barnett won via TKO (punches) at 2:24 of Round 2|
|2||Denis Tiuliulin vs Jamie Pickett||Middleweight Bout||Denis Tiuliulin won via TKO (strikes) at 4:52 of round 2|
|3||Anton Turkalj vs Jailton Almeida||220 lbs Catchweight Bout||Jailton Almeida won via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of round 1|
|4||Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa||149.5 lbs Catchweight Bout||Julian Erosa won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)|
Main Card (10 pm EST)
|1||Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba||Light Heavyweight Bout||Johnny Walker won via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of round 1|
|2||Macy Chiasson vs Irene Aldana||140 lbs Women’s Catchweight Bout||Irene Aldana won via TKO (kick) at 2:21 of round 3|
|3||Li Jingliang vs Daniel Rodriguez (Live Blog)||180 lbs Catchweight Bout||Daniel Rodriguez won via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)|
|4||Khamzat Chimaev vs Kevin Holland (Live Blog)||180 lbs Catchweight Bout||Khamzat Chimaev won via submission (D’Arce Choke) at 2:13 of round 1|
|5||Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson (Live Blog)||Welterweight bout||Nate Diaz won via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:52 of round 4|