Join us Saturday, September 10th, 2022, for a LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play ‘watch party’ in the player above of the UFC 279 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD, with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions; which will begin at 10/7PM ETPT, around the start of the Main Card opener between Light Heavyweights, Johnny Walker and Ion Cutelaba. The event is being simulcast in English & Spanish on ESPN+ from The T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Settle in with out host, Matt Ryan; throughout the telecast he will bring you all of the face-punching goodness the UFC can provide. The team will be streaming LIVE from the home of #UFC live streaming... a basement in New Jersey. Please join us and be sure to subscribe to Combat Culture on YouTube while you are there.
Headlining the UFC 279 PPV event is a blockbuster welterweight showdown at 170lbs as Nate ‘The Stockton Badboy’ Diaz battles our former top-ranked lightweight contender, the people’s champion, Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson in his debut return to the division. Meanwhile, in the co-main event, No. 3-ranked contender Khamzat Chimaev takes on opposing foe Kevin ‘The Trailblazer’ Holland, in an additional five-rounder. Prior to that, we get to see Li ‘The Leech’ Jingliang in a likely barnburner, now that he is facing Daniel ‘D-Rod’ Rodriguez.
Does all of that sound unfamiliar to you? It should, because up until this Friday afternoon, this event featured Chimaev vs Diaz, Li vs. Ferguson, and Holland vs Rodriguez. But Khamzat did not hit weight, not to mention their extracurricular activities that resulted in the UFC 279 press conferences being cancelled. Plenty of factors probably were involved behind closed doors, resulting in the subsequent bout juggling for Saturday night’s card... and now we have this all new pay-per-view lineup involving all the same players for you. Nothing has changed on the Preliminary cards.
We’re all mustering up our excitement just enough for this card in order to shout at the television set right along with you SATURDAY NIGHT, starting fifteen minutes before the PPV main card kicks off.
In other words, UFC 279 can’t start soon enough! Don’t be afraid to admit it, don’t feel guilty, you’re actually legitimately interested to see who gets their asses kicked in this affair... and you’re potentially invested in this;
If not — or you’re just unable (or unwilling) to shell out $74.99US (for current subscribers) or a whopping $99.98 plus tax (for the PPV and ESPN+ annual subscription deal) — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered...
Remember that Bloodyelbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 279 fight card right here. The show will air as a PPV event on ESPN+. Coverage will start with four Early Preliminary card fights on UFC FIGHT PASS, which should commence around 6/3PM ET, then the remaining four Featured Prelims will air on ESPNNEWS & ESPN+ at 8/6PM ETPT. Finally, the main PPV card will air with five bouts, including the main event title fight, on ESPN+ PPV. That kicks off at 10/7PM ETPT, which is when our live stream commentary will begin for you on our Combat Culture YouTube Channel.
Here’s a look at the UFC 279: ‘Diaz vs Ferguson’, ‘Chimaev vs Holland’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —
ESPN+ PPV CARD | SAT. SEP 10 — 10/7PM ETPT
13. 170lbs: Nate Diaz (20-13) vs. Tony Ferguson (25-7)
12. 170lbs: Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) vs. Kevin Holland (23-7)
11. 180lbs: Jingliang Li (19-7) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (16-2)
10. 135lbs: Irene Aldana (13-6) vs. Macy Chiasson (8-2)
9. 205lbs: Johnny Walker (18-7) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-7)
For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, later this weekend at:
Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we will have results posts for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card, with current fight records:
ESPNNEWS/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8/5PM ETPT
8. 145lbs: Hakeem Dawodu (13-2) vs. Julian Erosa (27-9)
7. 220lbs: Jailton Almeida (16-2) vs. Anton Tirkalj (8-0)
6. 185lbs: Jamie Pickett (13-7) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (10-6)
5. 265lbs: Jake Collier (13-7) vs. Chris Barnett (22-8)
UFC FIGHTPASS EARLY PRELIMS | 6/3PM ETPT
4. 145lbs: Norma Dumont (7-2) vs. Danyelle Wolf (1-0)
3. 135lbs: Chad Anheliger (12-5) vs. Heili Alateng (15-8)
2. 115lbs: Elise Reed (5-2) vs. Melissa Martinez (7-0)
1. 170lbs: Darian Weeks (5-2) vs. Yohan Lainesse (8-1)
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ALL THE GOODS ON UFC 279 LIVE STREAM INFO:
UFC 279 is exclusive to ESPN+, so if you’re looking to stream this event, non-ESPN+ subscribers will need to sign up for ESPN+ ($9.99 monthly or $99.99 annual) and then purchase UFC 279, as PPVs are only available to ESPN+ subscribers.
Besides the ability to buy the ‘Diaz vs Ferguson’, ‘Chimaev vs Holland’ PPV live stream, an ESPN+ subscription delivers a ton of UFC content including free UFC Fight Night live streams, highlights, and post-fight analysis. The streaming service also has plenty of other free live streams for sports including soccer, baseball, and hockey. ESPN+ offers the ability to stream live, rewind, or replay on up to three devices at once and is available to watch on a variety of connected devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Xbox, Apple, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, and more.
How to Catch UFC 279 Online Free: Although there is no way to (legally) watch UFC 279 for free online, there IS indeed a way to access the UFC 279 prelims live stream for FREE. Unlike the main card, the prelims will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPNNEWS. If you get a free trial to a live TV streaming service like DirecTV Stream or fuboTV, you’ll get a free live stream of ESPN, and be able to watch UFC 279 for free online during the prelims. When it’s time for the main card PPV portion of the show, just pull up your YouTube app and access our Combat Culture YT channel for our complete Radio-Style PBP Live Commentary Watch Party for the entire five bouts on the PPV!
On Sunday, September 11th, join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 279 event after the fights on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels: