UFC 279 card receives huge makeover after Khamzat Chimaev misses weight LAS VEGAS – The UFC 279 fight card has been hit

with mix-and-match adjustments in contrast to any pay-consistent with-view before. After Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by way of 7.5 pounds

at authentic weigh-ins Friday morning, the merchandising scrambled to repair key matchups on Saturday’s major card, consisting of the 

introduction of a brand new main event. Chimaev (11-0 MMA, five-zero UFC) will now not compete inside the headlining bout and could face Kevin

Holland inside the co-fundamental occasion of the cardboard. Nate Diaz remains in the top billing, wherein he'll now face former period in-between

 light-weight champion Tony Ferguson. Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez will meet in a 180-pound agreement weight bout to round out the changes

to the main card. UFC president Dana White officially introduced the changes to the cardboard Friday afternoon.“It’s been a hell of a night time

and a hell of a morning,” White stated Friday night on Instagram Live. “It’s no longer through twist of fate that we stack men the equal weight on the equal 

card in case whatever is going incorrect, but yeah, it labored out. “Obviously, whilst some thing like this takes place, you bought guys that educated for 

some other guy for a long time. Getting these men to agree to special fights can be a little hard occasionally, however we got ’em all finished, they’re locked in.”