The officials for the next UFC pay-per-view main event are set.
On Tuesday at its monthly meeting, the Nevada Athletic Commission selected the referee and three judges.
Referee Marc Goddard at UFC 183 in 2015. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
The NAC chose veteran referee Marc Goddard to officiate the bout. Other referees in consideration were Mike Beltran, Herb Dean, Mark Smith, and Jason Herzog. Goddard will make $2,500 for the bout.
The NAC chose veteran judges Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato, and Ron McCarthy to judge the bout. Michael Bell, Doug Crosby, Junichiro Kamijo, and Chris Lee also were in consideration. Each judge will make $2,000.
The UFC 279 lineup includes:
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Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
Tony Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Heili Alateng vs. Chad Anheliger
Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker
Chris Barnett vs. Jake Collier
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
Yohan Lainesse vs. Darian Weeks