Dana White modified UFC 279's top three fights a day before the pay-per-view.

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Nate Diaz will fight Tony Ferguson at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.

Khamzat Chimaev, Diaz's original opponent, missed weight by 7.5 pounds Friday morning.

It worked, now we stack guys of the same weight on the same card purposefully, White said.

"Sometimes it's hard to convince these individuals to fight.

The UFC negotiated with all six camps all morning and afternoon.

Saturday's co-main event featured Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang. Ferguson weighed 170.

Diaz-Ferguson will go five rounds. Ferguson vs. Li was just three rounds,

"Fans want Nate Diaz and Tony," says White. Before Nate quits UFC.

Chimaev faces Kevin Holland in UFC 279's co-main event.

Holland's original opponent was 180-pounder Daniel Rodriguez.

Li weighed 170.5 pounds on Friday. Rodriguez was 179 pounds, a big difference.