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How to watch UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz live in Australia


Khamzat Chimaev will be keen to push his undefeated streak even further as he takes on the dangerous Nate Diaz in the Vegas Octagon.

The headline act of UFC 279 will see undefeated Khamzat Chimaev vs former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz.

Chimaev is currently number 3 in the welterweight rankings and has built an imposing 11-0 record to date.

Diaz holds a record of 20-13 and has lost his last 2 fights leading into this bout.

Also on the card will be an exciting fight between Li Jingliang and Tony Ferguson at welterweight level.

What time is UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz in Australia?

UFC 279 takes place at T.Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In Australia it will be on Sunday 11 September, with preliminaries starting at 10am AEST and the Main Event to follow at 12pm AEST.

The headline bout of UFC 279 of Chimaev vs Diaz is expected to take place around 2:15pm AEST, depending on when the previous fights finish.

How to watch UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz live in Australia

To catch the preliminary bouts, all you need to do is tune in to ESPN from 10am AEST.

A regular subscription to Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass allows this.

However, if you're after the main card of UFC 279, it is only available via pay-per-view on Main Event.

That means to catch Chimaev vs Diaz you need one of Main Event via Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV or a PlayStation.

The main card of UFC 279 is unavailable via Foxtel Now or Foxtel GO.

It costs $54.95 to view the bout.

You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.

Stream Chimaev vs Diaz

Stream Main Event PPVs via Kayo Sports. Order UFC 279 for $54.95.

How to watch UFC 279 preliminary card

As the prelims are on ESPN, you can follow along with Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass.

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How to live stream UFC 279 preliminary card via Kayo Sports

Kayo includes access to not only the preliminary card of UFC 279, but also to every single UFC Fight Night.

Kayo is offering a 7-day free trial so you can see if Kayo is right for you.

That means you could watch the preliminary card of UFC 279 at no cost if you're a new subscriber.

Some of the other things you can access on Kayo at the moment include the finals for the AFL and NRL, F1, Scottish Premiership football, German football league Bundesliga, the EFL Championship and MotoGP. You can see every sport on Kayo here.

How to watch UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz main card

When it comes to the 5-fight main card, Main Event on Foxtel, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 are the exclusive providers.

You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay, unless you are heading to a venue to watch it.

How to watch UFC 279 with Main Event

If you have a Foxtel iQ subscription, UFC 279 costs $54.95 on top of your regular monthly cost.

You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the MyFoxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone.

You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel by contacting Optus direct.

Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.

New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers can also watch directly through Main Event.

If you head to Main Event on Kayo, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

It costs $54.95 to watch and all the information you need about getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here.

If you're new to Kayo, your purchase also includes access to Kayo One until 11:59pm AEST on 15 September 2022.

After that time your access to Kayo's full content library will end, but you will still be able to access Kayo Freebies.

Stream UFC 279 on Kayo via Main Event: Order Chimaev vs Diaz PPV now

How to watch Chimaev vs Diaz with UFC Fight Pass

The UFC's official website is another option for watching the fight.

It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass and the purchase includes viewing for 24 hours after the event starts.

You can also sign up to UFC Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass to continue watching plenty of UFC action outside of pay-per-view events after UFC 279.

UFC Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.

How to watch Chimaev vs Diaz on PlayStation or with Fetch TV

If you use either of these devices to stream, then you can also purchase UFC 279 to watch.

With a PlayStation 4 console, look for Live Events in the PlayStation Store.

It costs $54.95 to watch or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members

Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "Videos" menu.

Otherwise, if you're using a Fetch box, go to "Manage" and then "Subscriptions".

Once you have made the purchase, which is also $54.95, you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.

UFC 279 full card

Main card

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz (welterweight)
  • Li Jingliang vs Tony Ferguson (welterweight)
  • Kevin Holland vs Daniel Rodriguez (catchweight)
  • Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson (women's bantamweight)
  • Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba (light heavyweight)


  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa – (featherweight)
  • Jailton Almeida vs Anton Turkalj – (catchweight)
  • Denis Tiuliuin vs Jamie Pickett – (middleweight)
  • Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett (heavyweight)

UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz fight preview

Chimaev will enter the Las Vegas Octagon as one of the world's rising stars in the UFC space.

With an unbeaten record, Chimaev now gets the chance to headline an event.

Diaz does provide a very intriguing opponent in what will potentially be Chimaev's first 5-round fight.
Chimaev vs Diaz

Diaz can be a spoiler though, as he proved famously against Conor McGregor back in UFC 196.

The experienced and versatile fighter does have the potential to cause problems, but defeats in his last 2 fights and the trajectory of his opponent make us think Chimaev will complete the perfect dozen.

Keen to know more about which bouts are after UFC 279? Check out our full UFC schedule here.

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