Where there’s a will, there’s away. UFC president Dana White has figured out how to have UFC 249 on PPV and recover his activities fully operational. The PPV occasion, initially scheduled to happen on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York, at that point moved to Lemoore, California in the midst of the coronavirus episode, will go to Jacksonville, Florida on May 9 and highlight some significant sessions.
Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will feature this occasion before a void VyStar Memorial Arena with the interim lightweight title on the line. Ferguson was initially booked to take on full champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, however “The Eagle” came back to Russia in the midst of the pandemic and can’t venture out back to the U.S.
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In the co-headliner, bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will fight the previous strap holder, Dominick Cruz. It will be Cruz’s first activity inside the Octagon in quite a while in the wake of losing his title to Cody Garbrandt in 2016. This will likewise be Cejudo’s first safeguard of the belt after he was initially booked to take on Jose Aldo at UFC 250 in Brazil. Aldo can’t leave his nation of origin for the session.
Furthermore, all-activity sluggers Donald “Cattle rustler” Cerrone and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis have been included for a rematch of their 2013 standoff. What’s more, heavyweight substantial hitters Francis Ngannou and Jair Rozenstruik crash on the primary card in a potential title eliminator.
The activity all goes down on Saturday, May 9, and will air on ESPN+ pay-per-see. The card as it right now stands is as per the following:
UFC 249 will finally take place on May 9. the event’s date was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on Friday.
Main Card: Ferguson vs Gaethje
Co-Main: Cejudo vs Cruz
Date: Saturday, 9 May 2020
Venu: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida#UFC249 pic.twitter.com/BZ0AJyJnqT
— Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Live Stream Online (@UFCPPVNews) April 25, 2020
UFC 249 fight card (Ferguson vs Gaethje):
Ferguson vs Gaethje Live – Interim lightweight title
Cejudo vs Cruz Live– bantamweight title
Ngannou vs Rozenstruik Live- Heavyweights
Kattar vs Stephens – Featherweights
Hardy vs Castro – Heavyweights
Cerrone vs Pettis — Welterweights
Luque vs Price — Welterweights
Werdum vs Oleinik — Heavyweights
Souza vs Hall — Middleweights
Esparza vs Waterson — Women’s strawweight
Mitchell vs Rosa — Featherweights
Spann vs Alvey — Light heavyweights