UFC tonight: Live stream, TV channel, Odds, time for Diaz vs Ferguson

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Nate Diaz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon tonight as he faces Tony Ferguson in the final fight on his UFC contract. The Californian was supposed to be squaring off against Khamzat Chimaev but after the Swede missed weight by 7.5lb Ferguson was promoted from his co-main event slot.

Diaz refused to accept a catchweight fight with Chimaev following the news that he had weighed in at 178.5lb forcing the MMA giants to make a last-minute switch around to their main card. Ferguson — who was supposed to face Li Jingliang — stepped on the scales at 171lb and so was asked to replace Borz.

Jingliang was then given Daniel Rodriguez as a new opponent while Kevin Holland and Chimaev were booked in a catchweight contest for the co-feature. According to reports, these were the two men that started the backstage brawl which led to the press conference being cancelled. Now they will have the opportunity to the throw-down for real in the cage.

Date and venue

UFC 279 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10 with much of the action going on into the early hours of Sunday morning for UK viewers. The event is being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fight times and TV channel/live stream

The early prelims will start at midnight for UK fans with the main card kicking off at 3am on Sunday morning. Diaz vs Ferguson is expected at around 5am. The action will be shown live on BT Sport 1 with live coverage starting from 1am.

The event can be live streamed via the BT Sport app on all good internet-connected devices including mobiles, tablets, and smart TVs.


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Full card

Main card

Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland

Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson

Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba


Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa

Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj

Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett

Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett

Early prelims

Danyelle Wolf vs. Norma Dumont

Chad Anheliger vs. Heili Alateng

Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez

Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse

*Running order subject to change.


Ferguson win 5/6

Diaz win 6/5

Draw 37/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at the time of publication.

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