UFC 279 Results: Nate Diaz submits Tony Ferguson, Khamzat remains unbeaten

LockerRoom Team
11 September 2022

UFC 279: DIAZ VS FERGUSON aired live in Asia on Sunday, September 11 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event was full of emotional action-packed bouts from start to finish.

In a last-minute surprise, UFC favourites Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson were paired for the main event. The creative strikers put on a thrilling and brutal bout through three rounds. In the fourth, Diaz jumped on an opportunity for a guillotine and Ferguson was forced to tap. Diaz said

"I did a whole wrestling camp, I didn't do any boxing. But we got it done. I got a worthy OG representative of mixed martial arts. Right now, I feel like I've had the longest career in UFC, and the most successful one."

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When Khamzat Chimaev was unable to make weight for his main event bout, opponents were shuffled and Kevin Holland answered the call up at 180 lbs. Chimaev continued showing his dominant grappling by quickly tapping out Holland with a D'Arce choke in the first round. Chimaev said,

"I'm coming for everyone! Nobody can stop me. If I die, I die in the cage!"

China's powerhouse #14 ranked welterweight Li Jingliang was paired on a day's notice with Daniel Rodriguez at catchweight of 180-lbs that played out as a very measured, competitive bout. The predominantly striking battle was contested all the way to the scorecards and Rodriguez won by a narrow split decision.

China's Alatengheili used all of his skills across three rounds to make it a clean sweep victory on the scorecards against Chad Anheliger. Alateng's well-known striking acumen was noticeably improved in distance, timing and patience after his work at Fight Ready.

Asian MMA veteran Chris Barnett came through personal adversity and worked through significant damage from Jake Collier to earn his best ever finish by TKO. Barnett was swarmed by Collier and nearly submitted, but took an opportunity to gain mount where he pounded away until the referee stopped the fight. You can see the results from UFC 279 below.

UFC 279 Results:

  • Yohan Lainesse defeats Darian Weeks via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Elise Reed defeats Melissa Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alatengheili defeats Chad Anheliger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Norma Dumont defeats Danyelle Wolf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Chris Barnett defeats Jake Collier via TKO (strikes) at 2:24 of the second round
  • Denis Tiuliulin defeats Jamie Pickett via TKO (strikes) at 4:52 of the second round
  • Jailton Almeida defeats Anton Turkalj via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round one
  • Julian Erosa defeats Hakeem Dawodu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Johnny Walker defeats Ion Cutelaba via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:37 of the first round.
  • Irene Aldana defeats Macy Chiasson via TKO (strikes) at 2:21 of the third round
  • Daniel Rodriguez defeats Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Khamzat Chimaev def. Kevin Holland via submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:13 of the first round.
  • Nate Diaz defeats Tony Ferguson via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:52 of the fourth round

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