UFC 279 live stream results and main card PPV play-by-play updates: It’s time to redirect our attention to the pay-per-view (PPV) main card, and assuming you didn’t just wake up from a coma, you know the past 24 hours have been nothing short of chaotic. UFC 279’s five-round main event now features original headliner, Nate Diaz, taking on fellow Welterweight striker, Tony Ferguson, following a disastrous day on the scale for Khamzat Chimaev, spurred by a weight-related medical issue. “Borz” moves down to the five-round co-headliner opposite Kevin Holland, sending “Trailblazer’s” original opponent, Daniel Rodriguez, into battle against Li Jingliang, who was supposed to be fighting Ferguson. Get all the gory details from that last-minute switcheroo right here.
But, enough jibber jabber for now, the show must go on!
UFC 279’s five-fight PPV main card is set to pop off TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 10, 2022) at 10 p.m. ET from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we’re going to bring you LIVE results and real-time play-by-play updates below, starting with the Light Heavyweight contest between Johnny Walker and Ion Cutelaba. We will cover UFC 279’s “Prelims” undercard bouts on ESPNN/ESPN+ in a separate thread RIGHT HERE, beginning at 6 p.m. ET.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 279 five-fight main card below, beginning at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. You can also follow our UFC 279 live stream radio-style play-by-play watch along feed RIGHT HERE.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Diaz vs. Ferguson.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 279 main card PPV results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 279 QUICK RESULTS:
Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson — Diaz def. Ferguson by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:52 of Round Four — HIGHLIGHTS
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland — Chimaev def. Holland by submission (d’arce choke) at 2:13 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez — Rodriguez def. Li by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson — Aldana def. Chiasson by TKO (upkick to the body) at 2:21 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba — Walker def. Cutelaba by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:37 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa — Erosa def. Dawodu by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj — Almeida def. Turkalj by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin — Tiuliulin def. Pickett by TKO (knees and punches) at 4:52 of Round Two
Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett — Barnett def. Collier by TKO (punches) at 2:24 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Danyelle Wolf vs. Norma Dumont — Dumont def. Wolf by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Alatengheili vs. Chad Anheilger — Alatengheili def. Anheliger by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez — Reed def. Martinez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse — Lainesse def. Weeks by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC 279 MAIN CARD LIVE PPV PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
Round 1: Ferguson tossing out kicks. Jab to the thigh. Diaz tries a side kick a minute in. Ferguson advancing, not committing to anything huge. His left shin is already split open, presumably from a check. Lead left met by a Diaz low kick. Ferguson shimmies after him side-on two minutes in. They trade near the fence. Quick Ferguson jab. Two minutes to go.
Quick 1-2 lands for Diaz. Ferguson low kick. Check hook and low kick by Diaz. Hard combinations upstairs with a minute to go. Ferguson comes back with a leg kick and tries to follow with a body kick. Hard inside low kick. Diaz with a quick slap. Nice 1-2 in the final seconds. 10-9 Diaz.
Round 2: Ferguson fakes a quick level change. Both land low kicks, after which Ferguson overshoots on a right hand. Sharp right hook in combination. One minute in. Fergson tries to angle off, lands a low kick and standing elbow. Diaz 3-2. Good uppercut in combination by Ferguson. Diaz tries to come back with a 1-2. Sharp three-piece two minutes in. Low kicks from Ferguson. He keeps turning his back to Diaz, who fires a combo. Ferguson tries a body kick. Body shot, avoids getting front kicked in the face after slipping with two minutes to go.
Ferguson digs a right to the body, tries a level elbow. Flurry from Diaz. Ferguson circling, lands a body kick. Diaz looks for a 1-2-3 and digs a left downstairs. One minute to go. Ferguson low kick and body kick. Straight left. Awkward exchange in the center. 10-9 Ferguson.
Round 3: Counter right lands for Diaz as Ferguson sends out an awkward combo. Ferguson body and low kicks. Diaz taunting, walking around while shaking his finger. One minute in. More low kicks from Ferguson and they look like they’re having an impact. Little Ali shuffle by Ferguson, tries to follow with an elbow and eats a straight left. He shoots, denied. More Ferguson low kicks two minutes in. Body shot, Superman elbow attempt. Diaz still wading forward, eats another low kick while taunting. Body kick and uppercut land for Ferguson. Quick combination on the fence from Diaz, who pauses to complain to the press that Ferguson is running. Two minutes to go.
Nice body shot from Ferguson, who whiffs a spinning back fist as Diaz sends out a combo. Diaz low kick. Ferguson body shot, Diaz flurry. More low kicks by Ferguson. One minute to go. Diaz 1-2, Ferguson jab to the body. Another Ferguson low kick met by a combo. Diaz 1-2. 10-9 Diaz.
Round 4: Ferguson targets the body early. Ankle pick attempt. Diaz flashing some kicks. Ferguson low kick, uppercuts whiff. One minute to go. Good low kick. Diaz with a long straight left that prompts an exchange. 1-2 catches Ferguson kicking and knocks him off-balance. Diaz marching after him. Continuing to advance and throw volume two minutes in. Ferguson leg kick. Body shot, leg kick. Big flurry near the fence and he wraps up a guillotine as Ferguson shoots. It’s airtight, and it takes just seconds for Ferguson to tap out.
Final result: Diaz def. Ferguson by submission (guillotine choke)
180 lbs.: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
Round 1: Chimaev takes him down in the first few seconds. Impressive scrambling ensues. Holland uses the granby roll well, but the second attempt ends with him on his back. Full guard. Chimaev postured, trying to punch. He passes to side control, tries to muscle Holland down, then grabs a Japanese necktie when Holland tries another granby roll. He switches to a d’arce, loses it, re-adjusts. Holland continuing to try and roll through it, but the squeeze is too much and he’s forced to tap.
Final result: Chimaev def. Holland by submission (d’arce choke)
180 lbs.: Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Round 1: Rodriguez on the advance. Hard 1-2 against the fence, eats a leg kick in return. Good head shot to answer a body kick. Backing out of Li’s range well thus far. One minute in. Body kick from Li. Low kick exchange two minutes in. Stiff jab lands for Rodriguez. Body punch and body kick by Li, Rodriguez looks for his own body kick and eats another. Near-miss on a head kick. Low kick and body kick by Li with two minutes to go.
Rodriguez retreats away from a two-piece. Another body kick by Li. They trade low kicks and Rodriguez follows with a jab. Li whiffs on a low kick and gets cracked by a left straight as he tries to spin through. One minute to go. Li catches a body kick and knocks him over with a leg kick. Leg kick to overhand right. Teep by Li. Close. I’ll edge it to Li on the late work. 10-9 Li.
Round 2: Glancing overhand right by Li. Rodriguez just not letting his hands go. He catches a body kick, can’t use it. Quick jab. One minute in. Good inside low kick by Rodriguez, 1-1-2 comes back at him. Good overhand right lands for Li. To the body this time. Two minutes in. Rodriguez low kick. Pretty much sparring so far and the crowd’s not happy. Counter left lands for Li, eats a jab in return. Both just miss with overhand lefts. Two minutes to go.
Rodriguez leg kick. Body kick met by a Li low kick. Another Li leg kick, tries a Superman punch and eats a jab. One minute to go. Nice exchange but Li gets the better of it with an overhand right. Leg kick to head kick attempt. Rodriguez lands a low kick and jabs. Li catches a head kick and dumps him to the mat at the bell. 10-9 Li.
Round 3: Low kicks from Li. Rodriguez tries a counter left, lands a jab as Li fades back. Low kick to body kick by Li, flurry falls short. Rodriguez double jab a minute in. He tries a body kick, eats a leg kick. He’s not throwing any power punches or following the jab with anything meaningful. Check hook lands for Li, eats a low kick in return. Two minutes in. Jab exchange. Left hook from Li, tries to go to the body, eats a jab. Flurry comes up short. Rodriguez tries to go low-high. Again Li’s swings fall short. Low kick with two minutes to go.
Crowd continues to express its displeasure. Jab from Rodriguez, low kick exchange. Li falls short with a 1-1-2. 2-1 connects. Rodriguez content to jab for the most part. One minute to go. Li lands to the body, eats a double jab. Lead right falls short. Both miss up top. Quick Rodriguez jab. 10-9 Rodriguez.
Final result: Rodriguez def. Li by split decision
140 lbs.: Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
Round 1: Tentative start. Low kick exchange. Chiasson fakes a level change a minute in, then lands a body kick. Trading leg kicks. Chiasson fires a double-leg, denied, hauls her to the fence. They separate. Chiasson wings a flurry that fails to connect. Both throwing hands, neither landing two minutes in. Low kick by Aldana. Both landing low kicks as Chiasson circles. She shoots, denied with two minutes to go.
Good straight right by Aldana on the fence. Chiasson tries a head kick. Aldana looking to open up on the fence. Blast double from Chiasson, but Aldana turns it into an armbar attempt. Hard elbow as she considers a gogoplata. Back to the armbar, loses it. She tries an americana, then ends the round dropping heavy shots. 10-9 Aldana.
Round 2: Chiasson marching forward and throwing heat. Aldana trying to catch her coming in with right hands. Chiasson lands a double-leg, has to fight off a heel hook. One minute to go. Chiasson trying to take the back. Reverse elbows by Aldana. They’re still stuck in a weird 50/50. Two minutes in. Aldana tries to scramble and Chiasson again looks for the back, this time putting in both hooks. Body triangle, hard elbows. Aldana trying to turn into guard, denied. Two minutes to go.
Chiasson pouring on elbows, goes back to chasing the RNC. Big elbow swarm from mount. One minute to go. Aldana manages to regain half guard. Chiasson looking for an arm triangle, can’t find it, drops punches. 10-9 Chiasson.
Round 3: Chiasson tries a 1-2, lands an overhand left. She shoots, denied. Head kick attempt. One minute in. Counter right lands for Aldana. Chiasson seems the fresher. Head kick attempt, good jab. Aldana marching after her. Chiasson attempts an overhand left, then another that lands clean. Chiasson shoots, and though Aldana appears to get out, she falls back for a triangle. Chiasson pops out and settles in guard. When she stands over Aldana, Aldana slams her heel into Chiasson’s liver slash floating rib and sends her crumpling to the mat in agony. What a turnaround.
Final result: Aldana def. Chiasson by TKO (knee injury)
205 lbs.: Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba
Round 1: Cutelaba opens with a head kick attempt. Walker tries his own, which Cutelaba catches and uses to take him down into guard. Walker firing punches off of his back. One minute in. Periodic ground-and-pound from Cutelaba. Two minutes in. Cutelaba stands over him, dives back down with a shot. He looks for mount, tries to transition to an armbar as Walker takes top position. He stands, Walker attached, and Walker slams him down before taking the back. Two minutes to go.
Walker still hunting for the RNC as Cutelaba fights the hands. One minute to go. Walker gets it under the chin, and despite Cutelaba’s best efforts, he’s forced to tap.
Final result: Walker def. Cutelaba by submission (rear naked choke)
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