Chimaev vs Diaz? This is why every UFC fan needs ESPN+ – The Streamable

On Saturday, Khamzat Chimaev (11-0), the No. 3 ranked welterweight and 2020 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year, will step into the Octagon on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View to put his undefeated record on the line when he faces Nate Diaz. (20-13), the winner of “Ultimate Fighter” season 5, is fighting in the final fight of his UFC contract.

For UFC 279, new ESPN+ subscribers can get UFC 279 on the ESPN+ annual plan for just $124.99, a savings of $50 off the regular price of $174.99. Don’t miss a second of UFC 279 with an ESPN+ subscription.

How to watch UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for just $74.99. If you don’t have ESPN+ yet, you can get the match plus a year of ESPN+ for just $124.99, which is 30% off the regular price.

About UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz

Khamzat Chimaev is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC, winning 10 of his last 11 fights by knockout or submission. He also holds the record for the fastest winning streak in the modern UFC era with two wins in just 10 days. This will be Chimaev’s first PPV main event and sixth UFC fight. Earns a decision over former title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 273.

His fight with Nate Diaz will put him in the spotlight with his most famous opponent to date. Although Diaz has lost three of his last four fights, he remains one of the most popular fighters in MMA. He has 11 submission wins and is best known as the first UFC fighter to defeat Conor McGregor.

For now, this is Nate Diaz’s last fight under his UFC contract after first appearing in 2007. Will he be able to come away with a final victory like he did over Anthony Pettis, Cowboy Cerrone and Jim Miller?

If Chimaev wins, he could finally be in line for a title shot against welterweight champion Leon Edwards after stunning former champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 with a fifth-round knockout.

Watch the UFC 279 teaser:

UFC 279 Fight Card

the card is subject to change

Main card

Position on the card Fighter Division
Mr Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz Welterweight
Undercard Li Jingliang vs. Tony Ferguson Welterweight
Undercard Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez Catch Weight (180 lbs)
Undercard Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson Women’s bandambaro
Undercard Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba Light Heavy


Position on the card Fighter Division
Mr Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa Lightweight boxer
Undercard Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj Catch Weight (220 lbs)
Undercard Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett Medium weight
Undercard Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett heavyweight

Early preliminaries

Position on the card Fighter Division
Mr Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf Women’s Featherweight
Undercard Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili Badambaro
Undercard Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed Women’s Strawweight
Undercard Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse Welterweight

Why you need ESPN+ if you’re a UFC fan

Since the UFC partnered with ESPN+, the world leader in sports streamer has become a must-have service for all MMA fans. Not only are the promotion’s major events available via ESPN+ Pay-Per-View, but the platform is also home to “Dana White’s Contender Series,” “The Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC Live,” “UFC Embedded,” “DC & RC” and tons of other original UFC-focused content.

The service also features an extensive archive that includes early UFC events dating back to UFC 1, highlights from recent cards, a title fight library, past PPVs and more — all of which can be watched on-demand on ESPN+.

Whether it’s the sport’s biggest events, the best behind-the-scenes content, or original programming, ESPN+ has become the go-to outlet for all things Ultimate Fighting. The streamer is an invaluable service for UFC fans all year round, but especially on Saturday for UFC 279.

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