UFC 279: How To Watch Chimaev vs Diaz

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UFC 279 is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 10, 2022. It’s headlined by Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz in a Welterweight bout. The main card will also feature a second welterweight bought between Li Jingliang and Tony Furguson. As well as a a Women’s bantamweight bought between Irene Aldana and Macy Chiasson.

UFC President, Dana White actually had to cancel the UFC 279 press conference this week, after a major fight broke out backstage. Which is the second time this week a fight broke out backstage at a press conference. After AEW’s All Out PPV on Sunday, a fight broke out backstage just before their press conference, which saw CM Punk berating AEW’s owner and a few others.

Reports from the event stated that Khamzat Chimaev and Kevin Holland got into it. It got out of hand, and spilled over to Nate Diaz’s team, and got a lot more chaotic. Needless to say, White was correct in cancelling the press conference.


UFC 279 Main Event Preview

The main event, Chimaev vs Diaz is bound to be a big one. Chimaev is one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC right now. Having won 10 of his last 11 fights by knockout or submission. Chimaev also holds the record for the fastest consecutive wins in the modern UFC era. Which was two victories in just 10 days. UFC 279 will be his first PPV main event and his sixth UFC bout.

This match with Diaz will put Chimaev in the spotlight. And Diaz is his most popular opponent to date. While Diaz has lost three of his last four fights, he is still one of the most popular fighters in MMA. Diaz has 11 wins by submission and is best known for being the first fighter in the UFC to defeat Conor McGregor.

This is set to be Diaz’s final fight in his UFC contract. Having first appeared in 2007, this might be his last fight if he does not renew. Will he go out on top?


What time does UFC 279 start?

UFC 279 will start at the usual times for a UFC PPV. The early prelims start at 6PM EDT. With the prelims taking over at 8PM EDT and the main card starting at 10PM EDT.

The early prelims and prelims are not part of the PPV. You’ll be able to watch those on ESPN+ without buying the PPV. While the prelims will also be available on regular ESPN.

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Who’s fighting at UFC 279?

The card is subject to change. But here is the current card that we expect to see on September 10, 2022.

Main card

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang
  • Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba


  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett

Early prelims

  • Danyelle Wolf vs. Norma Dumont
  • Chad Anheliger vs. Heili Alateng
  • Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez
  • Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse

How do I watch UFC 279?

UFC 279 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You’ll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you’ll only be able to watch the early prelims.

ESPN+ has raised the price on the PPV, and the UFC 279 PPV will be the first one with this new price. It’ll cost you $74.99 if you are a ESPN+ subscriber.


If you are not a ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll need to subscribe to ESPN+ or the Disney Bundle with the PPV to watch the PPV. The Disney bundle is a really great purchase. Even with Disney+’s new price hike. You can get Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu with ads for $9.99 per month, or get Hulu and Disney+ ad-free for $19.99 per month. But you do still have to pay $74.99 for each PPV.

With ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It’s everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch this PPV.

ESPN+ also has a lot of other original content that you can watch, including plenty of UFC content. There is even an original series featuring Dana White, which walks you through the ins and outs of running the UFC. And how challenging it can be.


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