The UFC continues its journey to Asia with their first trip to the continent on Saturday, September 10. The main event of the night is a featherweight title fight between reigning champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega. The card will be headlined by another interim featherweight title fight pitting top contender Yair Rodriquez against Karl Roberson. In the co-main event, welterweight Josh Emmett will take on former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis in a rematch of their meeting at last year’s UFC 229 event. To get you ready for the show, we’ve got all the information you need about how to watch UFC 279 on Saturday, including start time, matchup details and more.
Date: Saturday, September 10
Main card: 3 a.m. BST / 10 p.m. ET
Main event cagewalks (approx): 6 a.m. BST / 1 a.m. ET
Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz (welterweight)
Li Jingliang vs Tony Ferguson (welterweight)
Daniel Rodriguez vs Kevin Holland (catchweight, 180lbs)
Macy Chiasson vs Irene Aldana (women’s bantamweight)
Ion Cutelaba vs Johnny Walker (light heavyweight)
Julian Erosa vs Hakeem Dawodu (featherweight)
Jailton Almeida vs Shamil Abdurakhimov (heavyweight)
Jamie Pickett vs Denis Tiuliulin (middleweight)
Chris Barnett vs Jake Collier (heavyweight)
Danyelle Wolf vs Norma Dumont (women’s featherweight)
Alatengheili vs Chad Anheliger (bantamweight)
Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez (women’s strawweight)
Yohan Yailesse vs Darian Weeks (welterweight)
How to Watch UFC 279 on TV Channel Info
The UFC will be broadcasting UFC on ESPN+ from 7:30 PM ET to 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, September 10, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In order to watch the event, you’ll need a subscription to either ESPN or ESPN+. Both services cost $4.99 per month, but the UFC is offering a one-week free trial. You can sign up for the trial here. ESPN+ is also available as a standalone subscription for $6.99 per month. You can find out more information about ESPN+ here.
How to Watch UFC 279 Online
If you don’t have cable, don’t have access to an ESPN+ subscription, or just prefer an online streaming experience, you can still watch the UFC’s fight card on ESPN. You can find out where to watch ESPN here. Make sure you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN. You can also use a streaming service like DirecTV Now or Sling TV. If you want to stream UFC 279 online, you’ll need a streaming service that supports ESPN. For example, you can use ESPN’s Watch ESPN app, which lets you stream ESPN and ESPN2 programming via the ESPN App on your phone or computer. You can also use a streaming device like an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku device.
How to stream on UFC Fight Pass
If you have a UFC Fight Pass subscription, you’ll be able to watch UFC 279 on the UFC’s Fight Pass service on Saturday. You can sign up for a subscription to the UFC’s Fight Pass online here. If you want to watch UFC 279 on your computer, you’ll need to download the UFC’s Fight Pass app. The app is available for download on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and PCs. You can also use a streaming device like an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku device.
Why you should watch this card
It’s hard not to be excited for this card. The main event features two title-worthy fighters who are both coming into their own as superstars in their respective weight classes. The co-main event features a young, undefeated welterweight fighter who is looking to prove he’s more than just a domestic-based fighter. Finally, the main card is filled with some solid matchups. In the featherweight championship, Max Holloway will look to defend his belt for the first time against the undefeated Brian Ortega. The co-main event features a rematch of last year’s lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Emmett. Finally, Yair Rodriguez will look to continue his rise up the rankings and Karl Roberson will try to rebound from his loss to Ortega.
UFC Khamzat Chimaev Biography
Khamzat Chimaev was born on June 24, 1993, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He started training in martial arts when he was six years old, training under his father, former MMA fighter Chingis Chimaev. Chimaev first fought in mixed martial arts when he was just nine years old. He fought in amateur fights in Kazakhstan before turning pro at just 15 years old. Chimaev had a short-lived amateur career and only fought in four fights. He won his first three fights before suffering his only career loss at just 17 years old.
UFC Nate Diaz Biography
Nate Diaz will enter the UFC with an 18-fight win streak, the longest active win streak in organization history. That streak includes victories in the UFC’s lightweight, welterweight, and also at lightweight. In his last fight, Diaz defeated Michael Johnson by decision at UFC on ESPN+ 1. Before that, he had knocked out Jim Miller and Anthony Pettis in his previous two fights.
UFC 279 ESPN+ PPV
If you don’t have access to ESPN+, you can still watch the event on the UFC’s PPV service. UFC 279 will be available on March 3 at 9:00 PM ET on the UFC’s PPV service. You can sign up for the service here. If you don’t have ESPN+ or you want to stream the card, you can also order the PPV on your TV provider. Check with your provider to see if they offer a PPV service. You can also order the PPV on your computer through UFC’s website.
UFC 279 Prediction
Who wins the interim featherweight championship between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega? MAX HOLLOWAY def. BRIAN ORTEGA by Decision Who wins the lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Emmett? PITTS def. EMMETT by Decision Who wins Yair Rodriguez vs. Karl Roberson? YAIR RODRIGUEZ def. KARL ROBERTSON by Decision
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