Khamzat Chimaev Vs Nate Diaz: Full UFC 279 Card Preview Of The Event In Las Vegas
After its debut in the capital of France, the greatest MMA promotion in the world returns to “Sin City” for another UFC fight card this weekend. UFC Las Vegas is going to be featured by the welterweight battle between legendary Nate Diaz and an undefeated freestyle wrestling phenom from Sweden, Khamzat Chimaev.
Chimaev and Diaz go head to head on Saturday 👊 Who do you think will get the job done?
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UFC Fight Card Time And Date
Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev’s fight card is going to kick off at 6 PM ET (midnight CET, early prelims). The preliminary card gets underway at 8 PM ET (2 AM CET), while the PPV starts at 10 PM ET (4 AM CET). The UFC fight night fight card date is Saturday, September 10th, 2022. The show takes place in well-known T-Mobile Arena, in the middle of the desert.
UFC Full Fight Card
Please take a look at the UFC fight card below. There will be 13 bouts, where a total of 26 fighters are going to step inside the Octagon. The UFC fight night card prelims are divided into two sections, as this is the PPV (pay-per-view) event – early prelims and preliminary card. The starting time depends on your geolocation, so please check with your internet service provider or cable operator for more details.
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 PM ET, 3 PM UK time)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Khamzat Chimaev (11-0-0) vs. Nate Diaz (20-13-0)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Jingliang Li (19-7-0) vs. Tony Ferguson (25-7-0)
Catchweight (180 pounds): Kevin Holland (23-7-0) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (16-2-0)
Bantamweight (135 pounds); Irene Aldana (13-6-0) vs. Macy Chiasson (8-2-0)
Light Heavyweight (205 pounds): Johnny Walker (18-7-0) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1)
Preliminary Card (ESPNews, ESPN+, UFC On Fight Pass, 8 PM ET, 1 PM UK time)
Featherweight (145 pounds): Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1) vs. Julian Erosa (27-9-0)
Catchweight (220 pounds): Jailton Almeida (16-2-0) vs. Anton Turkalj (8-0-0)
Middleweight (185 pounds): Jamie Pickett (13-7-0) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (10-6-0)
Heavyweight (265 pounds): Jake Collier (13-7-0) vs. Chris Barnett (22-8-0)
Early Prelims (ESPN+, UFC On Fight Pass, 6 PM ET, 11 PM UK time)
Featherweight (145 pounds): Norma Dumont (7-2-0) vs. Danyelle Wolf (1-0-0)
Bantamweight (135 pounds): Chad Anheliger (12-5-0) vs. Heili Alateng (15-8-2)
Strawweight (115 pounds): Elise Reed (5-2-0) vs. Melissa Martinez (7-0-0)
Welterweight (170 pounds): Darian Weeks (5-2-0) vs. Yohan Lainesse (8-1-0)
Which Are The Most Promising Fights At UFC 279?
The MMA community is a bit unhappy about matchmaking. Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev looks like a mismatch as odds are heavily favoring the Swede fighter, while many believe Tony Ferguson doesn’t have much of a chance against dangerous one-punch knockout artist Li Jingliang.
Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba might end in a knockout stoppage, while Chiasson vs Aldana and Rodriguez Vs Holland could turn into very close fights.
Jailton Almeida vs Anton Turkalj sounds like another potential mismatch, as the Dana White Contender Series competitor from Sweden accepted a short-notice offer against favored Brazilian when Shamil Abdurakhimov pulled out of the bout. We might expect another knockout coming from the heavyweight Spanish sensation Chris Barnett, who squares off against Jake Collier.
Early prelims are stacked with potentially very close fights, so it might be very interesting for betting. For example, Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez looks like a super-hard fight when it comes picking a side. It sounds like a fair card on paper, but please, sit and watch UFC 279 pay-per-view event at 6 PM ET on Saturday, you might be surprised with the quality of the fights!