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UFC 279, results and highlights: Nate Diaz defeated Tony Ferguson in the main event

From Las Vegas, Nevada, he appearedor UFC 279, a chaotic event by the three changes that the billboard had on Friday after several fighters failed


From Las Vegas, Nevada, he appearedor UFC 279, a chaotic event by the three changes that the billboard had on Friday after several fighters failed to make weight, especially Khamzat Chimaevwhich was expected to face Nate Diaz in the main event.

Finally the stellar fight was Diaz vs. Tony Fergusona confrontation between two historic UFC welterweight fighters that ended with Diaz win by submission in the fourth round, while Chimaev faced Kevin Holland at a catch weight of 180 pounds and took over the victory by submission in just over two minutes of fighting, before an audience that booed him. He was also part of the changes the fight of Daniel Rodríguez vs. Li Jingliangwith a controversial victory by split decision for the American.

The SportingNews presents all the results and highlights of UFC 279.

UFC 279, Diaz vs. Ferguson, results and highlights:

Nate Diaz defeated Tony Ferguson by submission; welterweight.

In a low-action bout in which both veteran fighters quickly looked exhausted, Nate Diaz cruised to victory over Tony Ferguson by guillotine in the fourth round. Diaz leaves the UFC with a win, the 16th for him at the company he’s been with since 2007, while Ferguson suffered his fifth loss in a row and also looks very close to the end of his career.

Khamzat Chimaev defeated Kevin Holland by submission; contract weight of 180 pounds.

It was a true Khamzat Chimaev machine, who went straight for the takedown of Kevin Holland, nailed it and submitted him in just over two minutes of fighting to go 12-0 with 11 wins by the deadline.

Daniel Rodriguez defeated Li Jingliang via split decision; contract weight of 180 pounds.

In a fight that was heating up from minor to major, Daniel Rodriguez defeated Li Jingliang by split decision 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 in a fight in which the Chinese fighter had really looked better, with clear dominance in the second round and more active in the third round. Rodríguez, with a 17-2 record, achieved his fourth consecutive victory against a Jingliang who fell on the cards for the second time in the UFC.

Irene Aldana defeated Macy Chiasson by knockout; contract weight of 140 pounds.

The Mexican Irene Aldana emerged victorious in the most important women’s fight of the night: with a kick to the liver she achieved the knockout against the American Macy Chiasson in the middle of the third round. Record of 14-6 for Aldana, with four wins in her last five fights. Only Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington could with her since 2018.

Johnny Walker defeated Ion Cutelaba via submission; medium heavyweight.

The UFC 279 pay-per-view event kicked off with a Brazilian finish: Johnny Walker finished his fight against Ion Cutelaba from the ground in the first round. Walker, who hadn’t won since September 2020, snapped a two-fight losing streak against a Cutelaba who only won one of his last six fights.

Julian Erosa defeated Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous decision; Featherweight.

In the last bout of the preliminary fights, Julian Erosa defeated Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 for his fifth victory in his last six appearances. 28-9 record for Erosa, who celebrated against a rival who had only lost two fights out of 16 that he had fought.

Jailton Almeida defeated Anton Turkalj by submission; contract weight of 220 pounds.

Before the end of the first round, the Brazilian Jailton Almeida submitted him to the Swedish Anton Turkalj (8-1-0) and took away his unbeaten record through a strangulation. 17-2-0 record for Almeida in MMA and third win in a row in 2022.

Denis Tiulilin defeated Jamie Pickett by technical knockout; medium weight.

Russian Denis Tiulilin surprised a bit by beating American Jamie Pickett by technical knockout in the second round of the fight. 10-6-0 record for Tiulilin, who won in the UFC for the first time, in what is his first year with the company.

Chris Barnett defeated Jake Collier by technical knockout; Heavyweight.

In the heavyweight division, Chris Barnett, born in Zaragoza, Spain, reached his second triumph in the UFC (2-2 record in the company and 23-8 in MMA) by stopping Jake Collier in the second round, for repeated punishment.

Norma Dumont defeated Danyelle Wolf by unanimous decision; Featherweight.

The Brazilian Norma Dumont returned to the path of victory, with a unanimous decision of 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 against former boxer Danyelle Wolf. 8-2 record for Dumont, with four wins in her last five fights.

Alateng Heili defeated Chad Anheliger by unanimous decision; bantamweight.

Fourth victory in the UFC for the Chinese Alateng Heili, who hopes to be ranked in bantamweight after this victory with three 30-27 cards over Chad Anheliger, a Canadian debutant in the company.

Elise Reed defeated Melissa Martinez by unanimous decision; straw weight.

Triumph for Elise Reed over Melissa Martinez by three cards of 29-28 in a very close match. Second win in the UFC for Reed, the second in three fights in 2022.

Yohan Lainesse defeated Darian Weeks via split decision; welterweight.

Canadian Yohan Lainesse opened the evening in Las Vegas with his victory: in a very close fight he defeated Darian Weeks by split decision with cards of 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29. First UFC win for Lainesse.

Results of UFC 279

main billboard

  • Nate Diaz he won by submission (4th round) to Tony Ferguson; welterweight
  • Khamzat Chimaev he won by submission (1st round) to Kevin Holland; rated weight of 180 pounds
  • daniel rodriguez won a split decision over Li Jingliang; rated weight of 180 lbs.
  • Irene Aldana he beat Macy Chiasson by knockout (3rd round); rated weight of 140 lbs.
  • Johnny Walker he won by submission (1st round) to Ion Cutelaba; medium heavyweight.

preliminaries

  • julian erosa won a unanimous decision over Hakeem Dawudu; Featherweight.
  • Jailton Almeida he won by submission (1st round) to Anton Turkalj; rated weight of 220 lbs.
  • Denis Tiuliulin he won by technical knockout (2nd round) over Jamie Pickett; medium weight.
  • Chris Barnett he won by technical knockout (2nd round) over Jake Collier; rated weight of 267.5 lbs.
  • Norm Dumont won by unanimous decision against Danyelle Wolf; Featherweight.
  • Alateng Heili he won a unanimous decision over Chad Anheliger; bantamweight.
  • Elise Reed won by unanimous decision against Melissa Martinez; straw weight.
  • Yohan Lainesse won a split decision over Darian Weeks; welterweight.