After Chimaev-Holland Backstage Fight, Big Change To UFC Main & Co-Main Events – Full Fight Card For Tonight
It’s been a wild past 48 hours for the UFC and now the main fights tonight taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will change.
It all started with a massive brawl behind stage Thursday that was initiated by fighters Khamzat Chimaev and Kevin Holland, according to UFC President Dana White.
White, who called it a “complete sh– show,” was forced to cancel the press conference on safety concerns.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Chimaev, who was set to fight Nate Diaz in the main event wound up missing weight significantly.
That forced the UFC to move quickly and alter the card, which now headlines Diaz and Tony Ferguson.
Ironically, the co-main event will now feature Holland and Chimaev.
Both fights will be five rounds apiece.
Here is the full list of fights on tonight’s pay-per-view:
- Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
- Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
- Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba
Just a couple of days ago, Diaz was seen as a massive underdog to Chimaev, who is the number three contender in the welterweight division.
Chimaev was a whopping -1200 favorite.
Now, the two fan favorites in Diaz and Ferguson, who are both on the backend of their careers, will face off against each other in the octagon.
The 37-year-old and 38-year-old both enter the bout with multiple fight-losing streaks.
According to OddsChecker, Ferguson is a -122 favorite currently.
And Holland is a significant underdog against Chimaev at +430.
The prelim fights will begin at 8 pm ET respectively and can be watched on ESPNN or ESPN+ at 8 pm.
The PPV kicks off at 10 pm ET and can be watched on ESPN+ for $74.99.
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