UFC279 Diaz VS. Ferguson is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on September 10,2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States

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The Promotion originally targeted a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between recent champion Aljamain Sterling and former two line championship T.J. Dillashaw as the main event, but opted to change plans and move it to UFC 280

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A welterweight bout between Khamzat Chimaev and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz was originally expected to headline the event. However at the weigh-ins, Chimaev weighed in at 178.5 pounds, 7.5 pounds over the welterweight non-title limit and the bout was cancelled

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A new main event featuring Diaz against The Ultimate Fighter 13 and former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, who was originally scheduled to face Li Jing liang in a welterweight bout, was then set

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Chimaev was instead matched up with Kevin Holland, who was originally scheduled to face Daniel Rodriguez, in a five round bout at a catchweight of 180 pounds. Finally Rodriguez and jingliang were matched up at a catchweight of 180 pounds

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A women's strawweight bout between Hannah Cifers and Melissa Martinez was expected to take place at the event. However, Cifers pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Elisse Reed

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A middleweight bout between Jamie Pickett and Denis Tiuliulin was expected to take place at UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Fiziev, but it was moved to this card due to Tiuliulin suffering an injury during the week of the fight

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A heavyweight bout between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Jailton Almeida was expected to take place at the event. However abdurakhimov was forced to withdraw due to visa issues and was replaced by Anton Turkalj at a catchweight of 220 pounds

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The organization usually holds a pre-fight press- conference two days before numbered events, but this edition's was cancelled mid section. All fighters in the last three bouts of the event were expected to participate

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