UFC 279: Updated Betting Lines for Diaz vs. Ferguson, Chimaev vs. Holland, Jingliang vs. Rodriguez (Saturday, September 10)
Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images. Pictured: UFC welterweight Nate Diaz
(Editor's note: On Friday, Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for the UFC 279 main event with Nate Diaz, which prompted a reshuffling of the top three fights on Saturday's card. The new matchups now include Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson, Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland, and Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez.)
One of MMA's most iconic personalities returns to the cage for Saturday's UFC 279 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – but not in the way we expected.
Veteran badass and cult hero Nate Diaz serves originally was slated to fight fast-rising welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev, who was a massive 10-1 favorite.
However, when Chimaev badly missed weight for the fight, weighing 178.5 pounds for the 170-pound fight, UFC officials reshuffled the card.
Now, the competitors in the top three fights of the card all have new opponents: Diaz vs. Ferguson at 170 pounds, Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland at 180 pounds, and Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez at 180 pounds.
The 13-bout fight card kicks off at 6 p.m. ET for early prelims (ESPN+), followed by additional prelims at 8 p.m. ET (ESPNews) and then the pay-per-view main card at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+ PPV).
You can check out the full list of UFC 279 odds via FanDuel for all of the fights on Saturday’s lineup below.
UFC 279 Odds
Early Preliminary Card
Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-182 / +142)|
Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
|Women's Strawweight Bout||Odds|
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-450 / +310)|
Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-370 / +260)|
Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
|Women's Featherweight Bout||Odds|
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-400 / +280)|
Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-205 / +158)|
Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-270 / +200)|
Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
|220-pound Catchweight Bout||Odds|
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (+124 / -158)|
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
|Over/under rounds||2.5 (-148 / +116)|
- 10 p.m. ET
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Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba
|Light Heavyweight Bout||Odds|
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (+120 / -154)|
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
|Women's Bantamweight Bout||Odds|
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-430 / +300)|
Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
|Over/under rounds||2.5 (-152 / +120)|
Kevin Holland vs. Khamzat Chimaev
|Over/under rounds||1.5 (-150 / +118)|
Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
|Over/under rounds||4.5 (-142 / +112)|
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