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Want to Stream UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson? This is Why Every UFC Fan Needs ESPN+

Matt Tamanini

After Khamzat Chimaev missed weight, Tony Ferguson (26-7-0) will take to the octagon on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View to face Nate Diaz (20-13), the winner of “Ultimate Fighter” Season 5, who is fighting in the final match of his UFC contract.

For UFC 279, new ESPN+ subscribers can get UFC 279 on the ESPN+ Annual Plan for just $124.99, a $50 savings from the normal price of $174.99. Don’t miss a single second of UFC 279 with a subscription to ESPN+.

How to Watch UFC 279: Ferguson vs. Diaz

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for just $74.99. If you don’t have ESPN+ yet, you can get the fight plus one year of ESPN+ for just $124.99, which is 30% off the normal price.

About UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson

Nate Diaz was supposed to take on Khamzat Chimaev, one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC, who won 10 of his last 11 fights by knockout or submission – but Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 lbs. Instead, Diaz will face Tony Ferguson at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two will compete in a five-round contest.

Although Diaz has lost three of his last four fights, he remains one of the most popular fighters in MMA. He has 11 wins by submission and is best known for being the first fighter in the UFC to defeat Conor McGregor.

As of now, this is Nate Diaz’s final fight of his UFC contract, having first appeared in 2007. Will he be able to go out with one final victory like he did over Anthony Pettis, Cowboy Cerrone, and Jim Miller? The winner will have their first victory since 2019.

Chiamev will now fight Kevin Holland in the 180-lb catchweight fight which will be a co-main event. Holland was originally supposed to face Daniel Rodriguez.

Check out the teaser for UFC 279:

UFC 279 Fight Card

card subject to change

Main Card

Position on Card Fighter Division
Main Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz Welterweight
Undercard Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland Welterweight
Undercard Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez Catchweight (180 lb)
Undercard Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson Women’s Bantamweight
Undercard Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba Light Heavyweight


Position on Card Fighter Division
Main Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa Featherweight
Undercard Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj Catchweight (220 lb)
Undercard Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett Middleweight
Undercard Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett Heavyweight

Early Prelims

Position on Card Fighter Division
Main Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf Women’s Featherweight
Undercard Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili Bantamweight
Undercard Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed Women’s Strawweight
Undercard Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse Welterweight

Why You Need ESPN+ if You’re a UFC Fan

Since the UFC partnered with ESPN+, the worldwide leader in sports’ streamer has become a must-have service for all MMA fans. Not only are the promotion’s major events available via ESPN+ Pay-Per-View, but the platform also is the home of “Dana White’s Contender Series,” “The Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC Live,” “UFC Embedded,” “DC & RC,” and tons of other original UFC-focused content.

The service also has an extensive archive including UFC’s earliest events dating back to UFC 1, highlights from recent cards, a library of title fights, past PPVs, and more — all of which can be watched on-demand on ESPN+.

Whether it’s for the biggest events in the sport, the best behind-the-scenes content, or can’t-miss original programming, ESPN+ has become the go-to outlet for all things Ultimate Fighting. The streamer is an invaluable service for UFC fans all year round, but especially on Saturday for UFC 279.

  • ESPN+

    ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.

    The service can be subscribed for US$ 9.99 / måned per month or annually for US$ 99.99 / år.

    You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.

    The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

    College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

    For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

    ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

    What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN og ESPN2.

    To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.

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