UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson moving up a weight class, all you need to know

UFC 279 Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson moving up a weight class, all you need to know
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UFC 279 has been booked and will be held on the 10th of September in the T Mobile Arena in the city of Paradise, Nevada in the United States. The main event will be headlined by the Number 2 ranked Welterweight in the world Khamzat Chimaev who will face Nate Diaz who is a legend of this sport.

Khamzat Chimaev has been the hottest prospect UFC has got after witnessing the hype train of Conor McGregor. Many claims that Khamzat Chimaev is the next big thing for the UFC. That is why UFC has booked this event where he will go toe to toe against Nate Diaz who after Corner has one of the biggest fan bases in UFC history.


It will be a big push for Khamzat’s star power and help him gain more popularity as this sport needs to sell and heavily promote its fighters to earn money. It is the basic foundation of every combat sport. Khamzat after his fight with a contender Gilbert Burns was pushed in the rankings and is currently number 2 welterweight after Colby Covington.

However, the welterweight division has become more attractive after Kamaru Usman the welterweight champion and the potential GOAT of the division lost for the first time against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 later this week. UFC was already hyped for Khamzat Vs Usman fight for the title however that is not happening anymore.

It means instead of facing Kamaru, Khamzat if he wins will guarantee him a title shot against the new crowned welterweight Leon Edwards. However many speculate that Kamaru will get his rematch and a title shot before Khamzat. Nate Diaz is possibly fighting his last fight at the UFC and will move on to professional boxing many speculate.

After tasting a crushing head kick knockout defeat against Michael Chandler, Tony Ferguson has decided to move on from lightweight and compete at welterweight against Li Jing of China at UFC 279. Tony will fight at welterweight almost after a decade when he first fought at the weight in 2011.

Many fans are excited since two of the most likable fighters Tony and Nate will fight on the same card and at the same weight division. Both fighters are coming of a loss and look to redeem their careers with a win and be back o the winning track. Stay connected with the website to get more updates on UFC 279 and more.


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