UFC 279 has been full of ups and downs! Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev were supposed to fight each other, but after Chimaev missed weight (by 8 pounds) – the card was reordered. And the fans had an opportunity to watch the long-awaited match between Nate Diaz & Tony Ferguson, as well as the Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland one.
And, wouldn’t you know it… Both Diaz and Chimaev won via submission!
Diaz and Ferguson had pretty equal exchanges, though Diaz had more of an initiative from the get-go. But eventually, Diaz overwhelmed Ferguson with his boxing, so Tony went for a takedown in the fourth round.
Nate used that opportunity to lock up a Guillotine Choke – and got the tap.
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Chimaev was much quicker with his submission, though. He immediately put extraordinary pressure against Holland, going for a takedown almost the second the match began. After some scrambling, he established top position.
Holland gave his best to escape, but Chimaev saw an opportunity and took it; locking a tight D’Arce Choke and tapping his opponent out.
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