Prelims on ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET Early Prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET – To subscribe go to ESPNPlus.com/UFC
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz shall be capped by a pair of compelling welterweight bouts dwell from T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas this Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 p.m. ET, solely on ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish). Undefeated Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) and the favored one-time winner of The Final Fighter Nate Diaz (21-13), lengthy acquainted to UFC followers, will meet in the principle occasion with Chimaev hopeful of an opportunity on the title quickly. Within the co-feature, Li Jingliang (19-7) fights Tony Ferguson (26-7).
The Prelims will air on ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. with Early Prelims on ESPN+ starting at 6 p.m. Dwell protection begins on Friday with UFC 279 Dwell introduced by DraftKings Sportsbook: Chimaev vs. Diaz at 5:30 ET on ESPNEWS, offering followers with unique insights and views heading into Combat Night time.
The No. 3-ranked welterweight, Chimaev enters the principle occasion following a formidable unanimous choice over Gilbert Burns in April at UFC 273. The end result revealed the rising star is as much as the problem of anybody the division has to supply. He faces Diaz, a southpaw veteran of 15 years in UFC after taking the crown on The Final Fighter 5. In 2016, he scored a second-round submission over Conor McGregor.
Within the co-feature, No. 14 Li Jingliang, a professional since 2007 with seven opening-round finishes, fights former interim Champion and The Final Fighter, season 13 winner Ferguson. He returns to the welterweight class after 10 years as a light-weight.
Jon Anik will name the motion, alongside former two-division Champion and UFC Corridor of Famer Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. Megan Olivi will deal with reporting duties. All protection in Spanish shall be dealt with by Victor Davila and interim UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno.