UFC 279: Diaz To Face Ferguson

Nate Diaz will face Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 after Khamzat Chimaev missed weight.

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Chimaev's unsuccessful weight reduction rearranged the top three fights on the pay-per-view schedule.

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Chimaev weighed in at 178.5 pounds, 7 1/2 pounds over the limit, at the UFC Apex gym.

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Instead, Chimaev will square off against his adversary Kevin Holland.

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whereas Holland's scheduled opponent will square up against Ferguson's scheduled opponent

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Ferguson was supposed to fight Li Jingliang in the final fight of UFC 279.

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Diaz, 37, was a significant betting underdog against Chimaev, one of the world's top welterweights.

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Chimaev will fight Holland in a 180-pound catchweight contest despite financial penalties.

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