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 vs Ion Cutelaba. The event is being simulcast in English & Spanish on ESPN+ from The T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, 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. Then, settle in with Matt as he guides you through all of the face-punching goodness the UFC can provide.

Headlining the UFC 279 PPV event is a blockbuster welterweight showdown at 170lbs as Khamzat Chimaev likely brutalizes Nate Diaz. In the co-main event, Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson battles Li ‘The Leech’ Jingliang in his debut return to 170lbs.

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BLOCKBUSTER WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022, with a must-watch Welterweight thriller that will see undefeated No. 3-ranked contender, Khamzat Chimaev, battle perennial fan favorite, Nate Diaz. In UFC 279’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, former top-ranked Lightweight contender, Tony Ferguson, will return to the 170-pound weight class for his next assignment opposite Welterweight “Leech,” Li Jingliang.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

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…

We’re going to call every moment of UFC 279’s PPV main card on our Combat Culture YouTube channel LIVE Saturday night at 10PM ET, bringing you as close to Sin City as we can from our New Jersey-based studio (video player embedded above for your convenience).

Remember that 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.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 279: ‘Chimaev vs Diaz’ news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

Here’s a look at the UFC 279: ‘Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —

13. 170lbs: Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) vs. Nate Diaz (20-13)

12. 170lbs: Jingliang Li (19-7) vs. Tony Ferguson (25-7)

11. 180lbs: Kevin Holland (23-7) 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:

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)

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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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 ‘Chimaev vs. Diaz’ 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 3 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.

If you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, you can purchase UFC 278 for $74.99. ESPN also offers some bundle packages involving Hulu and Disney+.

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 complete Radio-Style PBP Live Commentary Watch Party for the entire five bouts on the PPV, including the title fight annihilation match-up of the year!

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:


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