UFC 279 fight card: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson slated as new main event amid massive reshuffle

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Khamzat Chimaev missing weight by 7.5 pounds on Friday caused a complete overhaul to Saturday's lineup

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The scheduled principal event of Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev will no longer take vicinity after Chimaev ignored weight by 7.5 pounds.

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 UFC president Dana White introduced overdue Friday that Diaz will now take on Tony Ferguson within the main event

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also scheduled for 5 rounds. Ferguson turned into in the beginning scheduled to combat Li Jingliang

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which has triggered massive adjustments to the principle card, set to take region at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Diaz and Ferguson both made welterweight, opening the door for a booking between them after Diaz reportedly said that he was unwillingly to fight an opponent who missed weight.

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Ferguson was moving up to 170 after enduring a four-fight losing skid at lightweight.

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Diaz, meanwhile, has campaigned at 170 pounds in his last five fights dating back to 2016, but he holds a 2-3 record in those contests.each made welterweight

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