Nate Diaz’s exit interview from the UFC went about as predicted following an extraordinary convert of occasions through combat week meant he’d be facing Tony Ferguson on shorter detect in the primary event of UFC 279 alternatively of Khamzat Chimaev. Diaz locked in what might end up being the last submission of his UFC career in the fourth spherical when Ferguson shot in for the first takedown of the fight. Ferguson finished up tapping out to a guillotine choke seconds later on for his fifth straight loss.
In his publish-battle job interview with Joe Rogan, Diaz claimed he’d like to go conquer an additional activity, but will be back again to the UFC for a run at the title.
“It really is been a really like-hate partnership,” Diaz said, ” … but at the close of the working day I adore the UFC.”
Chimaev’s fat situation expense him the main occasion highlight vs . Diaz, but not a spot on the card as he was offered Kevin Holland to confront in catchweight bout in the co-key occasion. It turned out to be a thrashing as Chimaev quickly took down Holland and stayed in regulate prior to publishing him with a D’arce choke minutes into the very first spherical.
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No. 14-ranked welterweight Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez agreed to combat just about every other at a catchweight of 180 pounds just a single working day in advance of the two satisfied in the cage Saturday. Their battle ended up likely the total 3 rounds in what amounted to a putting battle with each fighters mostly being at distance. Rodriguez took the battle on two of the 3 judges’ scorecards for the break up choice victory.
Irene Aldana and Macy Chiasson went back and forth in the very first two rounds of their catchweight bout at 140 lbs .. Aldana obviously gained the to start with round following dominating Chiasson and even forcing her to faucet out to an armbar, but it went unseen by the referee. Chiasson stormed back again in the 2nd and dealt Aldana some vicious floor and pound. In the 3rd and selecting spherical, with Chiasson backing out of top rated regulate, Aldana caught her with a brutal up-kick to the liver. Chiasson crumpled to the floor and the combat was stopped.
Johnny Walker, who experienced shed 4 of his final five fights, opened the pay-for every-watch with a very first-round submission of Ion Cutelaba in their mild heavyweight matchup. The No. 13-ranked Walker experienced entered the combat as a +170 underdog and enhanced his report to 19-7. Cutelaba is now 16-8 right after likely 1-4 in his final 6 with 1 split attract.
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UFC 279 stay outcomes, highlights, investigation
UFC 279 most important card final results, highlights
Welterweight: Nate Diaz def. Tony Ferguson by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:52 of R4:
Catchweight (180 lbs): Khamzat Chimaev def. Kevin Holland by submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:13 of R1:
Catchweight (180 lbs): Daniel Rodriguez def. Li Jingliang by break up final decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Catchweight (140 lbs): Irene Aldana def. Macy Chiasson by TKO (liver kick) at 2:21 of R3:
Mild heavyweight: Johnny Walker def. Ion Cuțelaba by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:37 of R1
UFC 279 prelims outcomes, highlights
Catchweight (149.5 lbs): Julian Erosa def. Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous final decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Catchweight (220 lbs): Jailton Almeida def. Anton Turkalj by submission (rear bare choke) at 4:27 of R1:
Middleweight: Denis Tiuliulin def. Jamie Pickett by TKO at 4:52 of R2:
Catchweight (267.5 lbs): Chris Barnett def. Jake Collier by TKO at 2:24 of R2:
UFC 279 early prelims complete outcomes
Women’s featherweight: Norma Dumont -def. Danyelle Wolf by unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Bantamweight: Alateng Heili def. Chad Anheliger by unanimous conclusion (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s strawweight: Elise Reed def. Melissa Martinez by unanimous conclusion (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse def. Darian Weeks by break up conclusion (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)