This guide will show you how to watch Chimaev vs Diaz at UFC 279 using free and paid apps. The guide is also applicable to other streaming devices such as Android TV Boxes/Sticks, Chromecast, and Nvidia Shield.
The main event of UFC 279 will feature Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz. The latter will be stepping into the Octagon for the last time, as his UFC contract is set to expire after the fight. The former is one of UFC’s most exciting names and will be looking to send Diaz into retirement with a win on Saturday night.
In the co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson moves up to welterweight as he looks to end a four-fight losing run. Here’s all you need to know about UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz.
Main Event Preview
Khamzat Chimaev (11-0-0)
Khamzat Chimaev is currently ranked no. 3 in the UFC Welterweight rankings. The Swedish MMA artist has had a perfect professional career, winning all of his 11 fights. Five of those have been in the UFC, and they have elevated him to facing the promotion’s biggest names. Chimaev’s last fight was a stirring win over top contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 in April. The Russian-born Swede is on his way to the top, and he will be hoping to secure his name among the best against Nate Diaz this weekend.
Nate Diaz (21-13-0)
Nate Diaz has been competing in the UFC since 2007, and he is now fighting in his last UFC fight before going on to test the waters in free agency. During his time in the UFC, Diaz has faced the who’s who of the sport and ended up establishing himself as a fan favorite and an elite contender at 155 and 170 pounds. He is now on his way out, and he’ll be looking to pull off a massive upset and beat one of the most highly-rated prospects the promotion has signed in recent years.
UFC 279 Chimaev vs. Diaz: Where & When?
- Date: Saturday, September 10
- Early Prelims: 10pm GMT, 6pm ET
- Prelims: 12am GMT, 8pm ET
- Main card (PPV): 2am GMT, 10pm ET
- Main event: 5:15 am GMT, 0:15 am ET (approximately)
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz Fight Card
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz – Welterweight
- Li Jingliang vs. Tony Ferguson – Welterweight
- Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez – Catchweight (180 lbs)
- Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson – Women’s bantamweight
- Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba – Light heavyweight
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa – Featherweight
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida – Heavyweight
- Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett – Middleweight
- Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett – Heavyweight
- Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf – Women’s featherweight
- Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili – Bantamweight
- Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed – Women’s strawweight
- Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse – Welterweight
How to watch Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz on Firestick
Method 1: Watch Chimaev vs Diaz Using Official Apps
In the US, ESPN holds the rights to all UFC PPVs. To catch the action, you’ll need to have an ESPN+ subscription, which costs $6.99 a month. The regular subscription will air the early prelims without extra cost. You can then buy the PPV for $74.99. If you don’t have a subscription, you can get a yearly subscription plus UFC 279 bundle at $99.98.
If you have an ESPN+ subscription but are outside the US, you need to use a VPN as the service is geo-blocked. Surfshark provides lots of servers in the US, and you can rely on it for the best speeds and performance.
BT Sport (UK)
BT Sport is the home of UFC PPVs in the UK, and the network will also broadcast UFC 279 at no extra cost. To get BT Sport on Firestick, you can install the BT app from the Amazon Store. A subscription goes for £25 a month with no contract.
However, just like ESPN+, BT Sport is geo-restricted. This means that you will need to connect your Surfshark app to a server in the UK if you are not in the region.
WorldWide (Fight Pass/ Broadcasters)
UFC also has a streaming platform that provides UFC PPVs across the world. The streaming platform is available for Firestick and Android TV/mobile, and you can get it from anywhere. You can use the app to watch UFC 277 early prelims and the prelims in any region and the PPV outside the US. The cost varies per country.
But besides UFC Fight Pass, the main card will also be broadcast worldwide by various TV networks. Below is a breakdown of the networks broadcasting/streaming UFC 279.
|The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland||BT Sport 1|
|Asia||Fox Sports, Fox+|
|Canada||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|Africa||Super Sport Action, UFC PPV on Fight Pass.|
|Central Europe||RMC Sport 2 (France), DAZN (Germany, Italy), Discovery+ (Netherlands), Eurosport (Spain), Polsat Sport (Poland), Viaplay (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden), XYZ Sports (Switzerland)|
|Australia||Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass|
|India||Sony TEN 2|
Almost all these networks have streaming apps that you can use with your cable subscription.
Method 2: Watch Chimaev vs Diaz Using Free Apks
Free streaming apks are quite popular among cord-cutters as they let users access a wide plethora of content for free. These apps can give you access to Chimaev vs Diaz for Free through the various channels that will broadcast the event all over the world, including BT Sport 1, SONY TEN 2, RMC Sport 2, Eurosport, Viaplay, and Polsat Sport.
However, there are some precautions you need to take before you start streaming.
⚠ Free Streaming Precautions
Free sports streaming has been a huge concern for many years among broadcasters and content distributors. This is because, in many cases, these streams are pirated.
To curb the practice, broadcasters have collaborated with ISPs and governments, and the result has been blocking streams, sending copyright notices, and taking legal actions.
👉 For these reasons, we highly advise that you use a VPN if you wish to watch Chimaev vs Diaz for free on Firestick. This will help hide your activities and anonymize your connection to make you untraceable.
✋ However, you’ll also need to choose your VPN carefully as some do not offer good privacy, and others are simply streaming nightmares.
Below are the best apks to watch Chimaev vs Diaz.
1. Live NetTV
Live NetTV is a popular live TV streaming app that provides hundreds of live TV channels for free. The app has a simple interface that organizes the channels into various categories: Sports, Entertainment, News, Documentary, and Kids. The sports section offers more than 5 channels that will be broadcasting UFC 279. These include BT Sport, Sony, and RMC Sport.
Besides the channels, Live NetTV also has a Live Events section that provides all specific sporting events. This section usually contains UFC PPVs, so just click on UFC 279.
2. Swift Streamz
Swift Streamz provides some of the most reliable streams for live TV. The app offers 1000+ live channels organized into various categories: USTV, UKTV, Sports TV, Kids TV, and many others.
Swift Streamz provides access to pretty much all major sports channels, so you will have a plethora of options for watching UFC 279. The app also provides some Punjabi, Pakistani, and Bollywood movies. It comes with a regular and a lite version and isn’t riddled with ads like most apps.
TVMob is one of the best Live TV Kodi addons, and it provides 1000+ channels sourced from around the world. The addon sports a superb interface that makes it both attractive and easy to use. On the main page, you’ll find categories that include Entertainment, Sports, Music, Movies, Kids, and Documentaries.
In the Sports section, you’ll find lots of channels that will be broadcasting Chimaev vs Diaz. These include BT Sport 1, RMC Sport 2, and Sony Ten 2. Apart from the channels, there’s a section named Schedule, where you will find the match, and you’ll have an option of choosing your preferred broadcaster.
Method 3: Watch Chimaev vs Diaz Using Kodi Addons
Kodi is a super streaming platform that provides access to movies, TV shows, sports, live TV, documentaries, kids’ content, and pretty much anything available online. This is achieved through third-party Kodi addons that scrape links from the internet and then group them together in an ad-free manner. To watch UFC 279 on Kodi, you can install a few live TV and sports Kodi addons. We’ve listed some of the best.
But before you get started, note that these addons use questionable sources too, so ensure that your Surfshark VPN is up and running before you start Kodi.
1. Mad Titan Sports
Mad Titan Sports is arguably the most comprehensive sports Kodi addon at the moment, and it provides access to all major events. The addon has two main categories: Live Sports and Live TV. The Live TV section provides live TV channels through scrappers such as USTV, UKTVNow, and US Cable. These come with lots of sports channels you can use to watch UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz.
The sports section ensures that you can watch pretty much every popular sport by providing direct links for 15+ sports. Among these is a PPV section that you can use to watch UFC 279. There’s also a replay section where you can check out the match after it has aired.
2. TV Tap
TV Tap is another excellent Kodi addon you can use to watch Chimaev vs Diaz. As the name suggests, it is a dedicated Live TV addon based on the TV Tap apk (now TVMob), providing 1000+ channels. These are organized into several categories: Music, Sports, News, Entertainment, and Movies.
In the sports section, you’ll find several channels broadcasting the UFC 279, including BT Sport 1. The addon’s channels are organized in alphabetical order and marked according to their country, so choosing channels is super easy.
Asgard is an all-in-one sports Kodi addon that provides movies, series, documentaries, sports, live TV, and so much more. The addon’s Live TV section sources its channels from the likes of TV Tap, so you’ll find lots of them.
However, it does much more in that it also has a sports section that you can use to watch Chimaev vs Diaz as a replay. To do that, head to the Sports section and select UFC/MMA Replays. There, you will find a section dedicated to UFC PPVs, and you can use it to access the event after it has aired or pretty much any other PPV.
Other Kodi addons you can use to watch UFC PPVs for free are:
UFC 279 is set to give us quite the headliner as a fan favorite bows out of the competition after an impressive 15 years. Rising star Chimaev, on the other hand, will be looking to cement his name among the best in the sport, and this has all the makings of a great match. The guide above should help you catch the fight live and even as a replay. But,
Enjoy the fight!