Every week after UFC Paris outfit, MMA is heading again to Las Vegas, the place UFC 279 will probably be held on Saturday. the Swede was too heavy in the course of the weigh-in (4 kilos an excessive amount of), which led to the cancellation of the combat. Chimaev and Diaz will nonetheless combat on Saturday, in two separate matchups.
The first named (28 years previous, 11 victories together with 5 at the UFC, 0 defeat), of Chechen origin, will all of a sudden go up in class, and can ship a match counting for the middleweights in opposition to Kevin Holland, one other American. During the presentation of the occasion, the 2 males have already warmed up (see beneath). Nothing to do, nonetheless, with the combat that led to the cancellation of the press convention which was to current UFC 279.
Nate Diaz (37 years previous, 21 wins, 13 losses), he’ll face his compatriot Tony Ferguson, throughout a match which is able to depend for the welterweight class and which would be the principal occasion of the night. The third combat of UFC 279 has additionally been modified. Chinese Li Jingliang will face American Daniel Rodriguez in catchweight (when two opponents should not in the identical weight class). The first ought to have fought Ferguson and the second, Holland.