UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson Card, Date, Time, Location, Tickets

UFC 279 Poster

UFC 279 PPV is scheduled for September 10, 2022, at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, US.

Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson welterweight bout will now be the headliner. Khamzat Chimaev faces Kevin Holland in 180 lbs catchweight bout in the co-main event. Li Jingliang will face Daniel Rodriguez further down on the main card.

Check below for the complete details on UFC 279 PPV.

Event Info

  • Event: UFC 279
  • Date: September 10, 2022
  • Early Prelims Start Time: 6:15 PM EST
  • Prelims Start Time: 8 PM EST
  • Main Card Start Time: 10 PM EST
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, US
  • Desk analysts: Michael Eaves (host post-fight show), Din Thomas & Brett Okamoto
  • Cageside commentators: Jon Anik (lead commentator), Joe Rogan & Daniel Cormier
  • In Ring announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Roving reporter: Megan Olivi


The tickets for UFC 279 PPV are available from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vega at the below link starting from $150.

Fight Card

Main Card

Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson (Welterweight bout) | Live Blog

Khamzat Chimaev vs Kevin Holland (180 lbs Catchweight bout) | Live Blog

Li Jingliang vs Daniel Rodriguez (180 lbs Welterweight bout) | Live Blog

Macy Chiasson vs Irene Aldana UFC 279

Macy Chiasson vs Irene Aldana (Women’s Catchweight Bout)[4]


Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba (Light Heavyweight Bout)[3]


Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa UFC 279

Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa (Featherweight Bout)[11]

Anton Turkalj vs Jailton Almeida UFC 279

Anton Turkalj vs Jailton Almeida (Catchweight bout)

Denis Tiuliulin vs Jamie Pickett UFC 279

Denis Tiuliulin vs Jamie Pickett (Middleweight Bout)[7]

Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett UFC 279

Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett (Heavyweight Bout)[8]

Early Prelims

Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf UFC 279

Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf (Women’s Featherweight Bout)[10]

Heili Alateng vs Chad Anheliger UFC 279

Heili Alateng vs Chad Anheliger (Bantamweight Bout)[9]

Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez UFC 279

Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez (Women’s Strawweight Bout)

Darian Weeks  vs Yohan Lainesse UFC 279

Darian Weeks vs Yohan Lainesse (Welterweight Bout)

Canceled or moved bout

  • Trevin Giles vs. Louis Cosce[12]
  • Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp[13]
  • Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber[14]
  • Hannah Cifers vs Melissa Martinez[15]
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw (bantamweight title fight)[16]
  • Miguel Baeza vs Yohan Lainesse
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida
  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz
  • Li Jingliang vs Tony Ferguson
  • Kevin Holland vs Daniel Rodriguez

News & Updates

September 9, 2022: Khamzat Chimaev missed the weight at weigh-in event and lost his spot in the main event. The final three bouts on the main card were rearranged. Chimaev is pushed to the co-main event to face Kevin Holland in 180 lbs Catchweight bout. Nate Diaz faces Tony Ferguson in the main event in a Welterweight bout. Li Jingliang faces Daniel Rodriguez in a 180-lbs catchweight bout.

September 8, 2022: A backstage altercation between Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland and Nate Diaz led to the cancellation of press conference for UFC 279. More details here.

September 6, 2022: Nate Diaz said in his interview with ESPN that he did not want to Khamzat Chimaev.

“This fight is not even about this guy. It’s about making this guy. And I am like, OK, well, you guys aren’t going to let me go because I am the best fighter here, and you are not going to let me go unless it’s off of somebody? I’ve got to make somebody for you? Well, alright – you are welcome. Let’s make you. You are welcome, UFC.”

Nate Diaz on his fight against Khamzat Chimaev, ht – MMAFighting

September 5, 2022: Khamzat Chimaev said in an interview with ESPN that he will have a strong reply if Nate Diaz hit him with the Stockton slap.

“I will slap back. If you get slapped, it’s a fight, anything can happen. Maybe I will get the record with the slaps. I will take him down, hold him there and slap, slap, slap, 100 slaps – one minute, record, you know… I’m gonna be smart, professional. I’m gonna go for his head.”

Khamzat Chimaev on Stockton Slap, ht- Sportskeeda

September 5, 2022: Daniel Cormier said that Nate Diaz will be selling the PPVs at UFC 279.

“Honestly, when you think about UFC 279, for all that Khamzat Chimaev is, Nate Diaz still carries the flag for the event. It’s still the Nathan Diaz show. And a lot of that came from the rub he got from Conor McGregor.”

Daniel Cormier on Nate Diaz on DC & RC Show

September 5, 2022: UFC released countdown video for UFC 279 featuring a special look at the welterweight headliner Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz 

August 31, 2022: Li Jingliang believes Nate Diaz can pull off a miracle to beat Khamzat Chimaev.

“Another big X-factor is Nate Diaz. You don’t know what happens if the fight goes to the fifth round and the last minute and last seconds if you fight with Nate Diaz. What we really need is a miracle, is a surprise in the fight, and I believe Nate Diaz is the guy that can give you this.”

Li Jingliang on MMA Hour, ht – MMA Fighting

August 30, 2022: Khamzat Chimaev said he is taking Nate Diaz fight just for fun.

“I’m in Top 3 and just have to wait but I took that fight, that guy’s not top but he’s famous, everyone loves him, everyone talks about this gangster, that shit. I eat the gangster for the breakfast. Gonna fuck that guy up.”

Khamzat Chamiaev on Nate Diaz, ht – MMA Junkie

August 29, 2022: Li Jingliang defended his opponent, Tony Ferguson’s recent record.

“He is Tony Ferguson. You forgot all those people whose faces got cut by Tony Ferguson. Amazing fighters were choked by him. You should give credit to him.”

Li Jingliang on Tony Ferguson, ht – MMA Junkie

August 27, 2022: Chael Sonnen said that he does not see a point in Tony Ferguson fighting Li Jingliang.

“I haven’t the foggiest idea who we’ve got opposite Tony Ferguson or how we’re supposed to pretend that that matters.”

Chael Sonnen on Ferguson vs Jingliang, ht- MMA Fighting

August 24, 2022: Sean Strickland said that Khamzat Chimaev might not even need to train to beat Nate Diaz.

“I don’t even think Khamzat[Chimaev] really has to get ready for him. He’s probably just gonna roll in, not even train, coming off the couch, and just go and destroy him[Nate Diaz].”

Sean Strickland on Chimaev vs Diaz at UFC 279, ht- The Schmo

August 24, 2022: Kevin Holland posted a video on Instagram to confirm that he is fighting Daniel Rodriguez at this event.

August 23, 2022: Offical trailer was released by UFC.


August 21, 2022: Official poster for UFC 279 was released by BT Sports.

August 20, 2022: Dana White confirmed in a press conference that Tony Ferguson will face Li Jingliang in a welterweight bout at this event. More details here.

August 18, 2022: Dana White said in UFC 278 press conference that Khamzat Chimaev will likely get a title shot against Kamaru Usman if he beats Nate Diaz

“It’s fair to say if he wins, that’s the fight to make. (Usman has) already beat everybody twice in the top whatever, so yeah, that makes sense.”

Dana White on Chimaev’s title shot, [ht- MMA Junkie]

August 17, 2022: Khamzat Chimaev was unsure if Kamaru Usman will fight him if he wins this fight.

“If Kamaru wins the fight, I think he gonna take long time to come back and maybe gonna retire. I think the guy’s scared of me. He always talk about maybe I finish, maybe I finish. I hope he gonna win the fight and I fight with him.”

ht- MMA Fighting

August 16, 2022: Khamzat Chimaev said in an interview with Mac Life

“I can smash that guy[Nate Diaz] easy. That guy’s getting older. He’s not the guy that beat [Conor] McGregor. He’s not that young guy.”

h/t: MMA Weekly

August 2, 2022: Miguel Baeza has suffered an injury, leading to his withdrawal from this event.

July 27, 2022: MMA Junkie reported a featherweight bout between Hakeem Dawodu and Julian Erosa.

July 26, 2022: Miguel Baeza vs Yohan Lainesse welterweight bout was added to ESPN’s page for UFC 279.

July 25, 2022: Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett heavyweight bout was added to ESPN’s official page for UFC 279. More details here.

July 23, 2022: The event was confirmed to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Chimaev vs Diaz was also confirmed as the main event.

July 21, 2022: Johnny Walker announced on his Youtube Channel that he will fight Ion Cutelaba.

July 19, 2022: ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported quoting UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell that Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz is agreed for UFC 279, More details.

July 19, 2022: Ariel Helwani reported that Sterling vs Dillashaw bantamweight title fight is off this event and will probably be moved to UFC 280.

July 6, 2022: Jamie Pickett vs Denis Tiuliulin was removed from UFC Vegas 58 card due to undisclosed reason. MMA Junkie later reported that it was later shifted to this event.

July 05, 2022: MMA Empire has reported that Chad Anheliger will fight against Alatang Heili at the UFC PPV event on September 10, More details.

June 23, 2022: ESPN’s Carlos Legaspi revealed that Irene Aldana will be facing Macy Chaisson at this event.

June 19, 2022: Hannah Cifers withdrew from her match against Melissa Martinez due to undisclosed reasons, as per MMA Junkie.

June 15, 2022: MMA Junkie reported that bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will fight against T.J. Dillashaw. more details

June 10, 2022: MMA Junkie reported Louis Cosce vs Trevin Giles bout was moved to September 17.

June 10, 2022: MMA Junkie reported Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp and Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber bout were moved from UFC event on September 10 to September 17.

June 3, 2022 IridiumSportsAgency reported that Dana White’s Contender Series winner Louis Cosce will make his return after two years to face Trevin Giles for this event.

June 1, 2022: Reporter Lichald Scott reported that Mellisa Martinez will make her UFC debut on September 10 against Hannah Ciffers.

June 1, 2022: Jailton Almeida announced via his Instagram that he has signed a new contract with UFC and will face Shamil Abdurakhimov on Sept 10 event.

May 27, 2022: Ag.Fight reported that Danyelle Wolf is expected to make her UFC debut against Norma Dumont on UFC’s September 10 event. more details

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