Nate Diaz will be fighting against Tony Ferguson on September 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada in UFC 279. Here, you will know about UFC 279.
Diaz made his debut in the professional ranks in 2004 with WEC. In 2007, the 37-year-old fighter was crowned the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller, Gray Maynard, and Conor McGregor are among the opponents that Diaz has faced while competing for the UFC. Diaz has a record of 14-11 in the promotion. He has been defeated in his last two fights, the most recent of which was in 2021 against Leon Edwards at UFC 263.
In 2008, Ferguson made his debut in the professional league. Ferguson is currently 15-5 with the UFC and won season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter. Ferguson, a former interim champion of the UFC lightweight division, had his win run of 12 fights (from 2013-2019) interrupted when he faced Justin Gaethje in the year 2020. In his last four fights, Ferguson has a losing record of 0-4 (including the battle against Gaethje). His most recent bout ended abruptly when Michael Chandler knocked him out with a front kick.
When is UFC 279?
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
- Start time: 6:15 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET
How to Watch UFC 279?
The main card for UFC 279 may be viewed in its entirety for a pay-per-view fee in both the United States and Mexico on the subscription streaming service ESPN+.
Fights that took place earlier in the evening can be viewed live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and, for the early preliminary bouts, on UFC Fight Pass.
Pay-per-view broadcasts of the main card are provided by TSN, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, and Eastlink in Canada. Additionally, UFC PPV may be accessed through UFC Fight Pass.
The preliminary bouts will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass, while BT Sport will be the exclusive provider of coverage of the main card in the United Kingdom.
The main card will be broadcast in Australia on Main Event, Kayo Sports, and FOXTEL, in addition to UFC Pay-Per-View being available on UFC Fight Pass.
The event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada
- Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
- Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson; Bantamweights
- Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba; Light Heavyweights
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa; Featherweights
- Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj; Catchweight
- Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett; Middleweights
- Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett; Heavyweights
FIGHT PASS Prelims
- Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf; Featherweights
- Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili; Bantamweights
- Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez; Strawweights
- Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse; Welterweights
UFC 279 Prediction:
Diaz undoubtedly benefited the most from the drastic last-minute change to the bout card. Stockton’s opponent, who is fighting in the last bout of his UFC contract, will have a lot easier time versus Ferguson.
A short time ago, Ferguson was one of the best in the world at lightweight. Then, in an interim championship bout, he was defeated by Justin Gaethje through unanimous decision. This began a string of four consecutive defeats.
Ferguson, like many boxers who have fallen on hard times, has opted to try his hand in a different weight class. That his opponent has changed is also helpful to him. Diaz is and always has been the more innately frail of the two.
But it’s reasonable to ask whether he’s simply one of those boxers whose performance declines precipitously with age. During his previous bout, Diaz gave Leon Edwards a good battle. Ferguson, meanwhile, recently lost by knockout to Michael Chandler.
Prediction: Nate Diaz will win the fight.