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Chimaev Weight Stalls UFC 279 Main Event Against Diaz


Ahead of a UFC 279 bout against Nate Diaz in the welterweight division’s main event, Khamzat Chimaev failed to make the required weight.

Chimaev, who is the number three challenger in the class, weighed in at 178.5 pounds, which is more than the required weight by 7.5 pounds.

Meanwhile, Diaz weighed in at 171 pounds to make the weight class for what might be his final fight with the UFC. It remained uncertain if the main event will go on as planned or if some other contingency plans will be set in motion.