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LAS VEGAS – The UFC 279 battle card has been hit with blend and-match changes dissimilar to any compensation per-view previously. Here we will discuss about Why Khamzat Chimaev will no longer compete in the headlining bout everything you need to know about every events.
After Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds at official weigh-ins Friday morning, the advancement mixed to fix key matchups on Saturday’s prime card, including the production of another headliner.
Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will never again contend in the featuring session and will confront Kevin Holland in the co-headliner of the card. Nate Diaz stays in the front and center attention, where he will presently confront previous break lightweight boss Tony Ferguson. Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez will meet in a 180-pound contract weight session to balance the progressions to the main card.
UFC Declares Updates To UFC 279
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UFC president Dana White’s decision
UFC president Dana White formally declared the progressions to the card Friday evening.”It’s been hell of a night and a hell of a morning,” White said Friday night on Instagram Live. He said that It’s not unintentionally that we stack folks a similar load on a similar card in the event that anything turns out badly, however better believe it, it ended up working.”Clearly, when something like this occurs, you got guys that prepared for one more person for quite a while. Getting these folks to consent to various battles can be somewhat extreme at times, yet we finished them all, they’re secured.”
Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC), initially planned to confront Chimaev, faces an adversary switch just before his last contracted UFC session. An exceptionally expected 6-to-1 longshot matchup, sees Diaz go from confronting the No. 3 UFC-positioned welterweight to the No. 11 UFC-positioned lightweight Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC).
UFC 279 marks the first weight miss of Chimaev’s UFC tenure. While he contended at middleweight as well, the greater part of his UFC sessions have come at welterweight. He most as of late contended in April when he crushed Gilbert Consumes.
Holland (23-7 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was first to hit the scales Friday at official weigh-ins. He made weight at 179.5 pounds for his previously-scheduled 180-pound contract weight bout against Rodriguez (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Holland has headlined three events during his UFC career, and will now compete in his first pay-per-view co-main event. He is 2-0 since he dropped to welterweight with wins over Alex Oliveira and Tim Means.
“Yesterday, there were a lot of questions about what happened. Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev actually got into it yesterday backstage. Ironically, they will now fight on Saturday night, and ‘Leech’ vs. Rodriguez is also a fun fight. So, it literally couldn’t have played out any better.”
Changes in UFC 279 lineup
With the changes, the UFC 279 lineup includes:-
-Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz
-Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
-Daniel Rodriguez vs. Li Jingliang
-Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
-Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker
-Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
-Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
-Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
-Chris Barnett vs. Jake Collier
-Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
-Heili Alateng vs. Chad Anheliger
-Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
-Yohan Lainesse vs. Darian Weeks