Upheavals to look for at UFC 279
With UFC 278 over and dusted off, and with a new welterweight king crowned, fight fans look to September UFC 279. Driven by a particular confrontation between Khamzat Chimaev and UFC veterinarian Nate DiazUFC fans are wondering if there’s a lot of meat going into Vegas’ upcoming PPV event.
Anyone with a finger in the game knows that whether or not a card is full of big names, the sport of MMA is so unpredictable that we may never know what lies ahead – not even the UFC Betting Sites. You might not recognize many names on a map and might want to get away with it, but you might skip a night of some pretty badass violence.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the upcoming UFC 279 card and predict the biggest upsets that could come from the event.
Skip the line Chiasson
The UFC women’s bantamweight division still has the potential to be exciting. Despite being the bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes take back his crown Juliana Pena, the ladies of the division continue to have the drive for UFC gold. Tenth Macy Chiasson may well find himself grabbing the next title shot very soon.
The Louisiana fighter stepped up, battling number four Irene Aldana after earning a split decision win over Norma Dumont back in May. This is the first fight Chiasson has had against a top 10 opponent, and a W here would rocket her straight into the top five – with a strong possibility of winning the next title.
Diaz retires with a voiceover
Perhaps the biggest potential upset at the upcoming UFC 279 would be if Diaz pulls himself together for one last spectacular victory before leaving the organization. The UFC veteran takes on third-ranked Chimaev on a two-game losing streak and a year out of the Octagon. Other than a nine-year age gap, Chimaev enters this fight on an incredible 11-fight winning streak.
The odds may very well be against younger brother Diaz, but we’ve seen him do some amazing things in the past. The least of Diaz’s incredible records was submitting Conor McGregor in 2016, giving the Irishman his first L since joining the UFC. However the fight goes, fight fans will be sure to enjoy one last outburst of violence from Nate before he leaves his UFC gloves in the Octagon.
What’s new at UFC 279
There’s a lot to be said about the upcoming UFC pay-per-view event, but there’s even more to get excited about. The return of Chris Barnett after his technical defeat in April, Johnny Walker with the potential to come out of a two-fight slump, or even just the possibility of the UFC finally filling the women’s featherweight division rankings — all exciting possibilities that could arise from the event.
Plus, this is the final fight for the youngest of the Diaz brothers, a pioneer of what the UFC is today fight fans should bid him a big farewell – one Nate Diaz certainly deserves.
But, best of all, it will be another night of sanctioned violence. And what fight fan doesn’t love watching a bit of violence on the weekends?
UFC 279 will air live on September 10.