UFC 249 — Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje: Battle card, date, PPV value, location, odds, full information

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The UFC has been absent since early March amid the present world coronavirus pandemic, however that’ll change this weekend. Initially scheduled to happen on April 18, UFC 249 will emanate reside on Saturday night time from Jacksonville, Florida because the promotion has completed every thing in its energy to return. As one would anticipate with the return of MMA to the forefront of the sports activities world, the UFC 249 struggle card is a loaded one as two main title bouts are headlining on the marquee.

Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will headline this occasion in entrance of an empty VyStar Memorial Enviornment with the interim light-weight title on the road. Ferguson was initially scheduled to tackle full champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, however “The Eagle” returned to Russia amid the pandemic and is unable to journey again to the U.S.

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Within the co-main occasion, bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will battle former strapholder Dominick Cruz. It will likely be Cruz’s first motion contained in the Octagon in 4 years after dropping his title to Cody Garbrandt in 2016. This can even be Cejudo’s first protection of the belt after he was initially scheduled to tackle Jose Aldo at UFC 250 in Brazil. Aldo is unable to go away his residence nation for the bout.

There have been rumors {that a} third title struggle could possibly be on the best way for this loaded card as two-division champ Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer “verbally agreed” to a title bout at 145 kilos, in line with stories. Nevertheless, in an interview with CBS Sports activities final week, Nunes mentioned she would not be preventing and that she wished a full coaching camp to arrange for Spencer. “The Lioness” has but to defend her 145-pound title since capturing it over Cris Cyborg in December 2018.

Along with two title fights, UFC loaded up this card with all-action stars, most notably heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou and Jair Rozenstruik. Each come into this bout off of spectacular knockout stretches and trying to get into the title dialog. Plus, fan favorites Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony Pettis throw down in a rematch seven years within the making.

The motion all goes down on Saturday, Might 9 and can air on ESPN+ pay-per-view for the value of $64.99 for subscribers. The cardboard because it at present stands is as follows:

UFC 249 struggle card

  • Tony Ferguson -180 vs. Justin Gaethje +155 — Interim light-weight title
  • Henry Cejudo (c) -220 vs. Dominick Cruz +180 — bantamweight title
  • Francis Ngannou -260 vs. Jair Rozenstruik +210 — Heavyweights
  • Calvin Kattar -240 vs. Jeremy Stephens +200 — Featherweights
  • Greg Hardy -195 vs. Yorgan De Castro +165 — Heavyweights
  • Anthony Pettis -150 vs. Donald Cerrone +125 — Welterweights
  • Vicente Luque -270 vs. Niko Value +220 — Welterweights
  • Fabricio Werdum -300 vs. Aleksei Oleinik +240 — Heavyweights
  • Ronaldo Souza -125 vs. Uriah Corridor +105 — Middleweights
  • Carla Esparza -160 vs. Michelle Waterson +135 — Ladies’s strawweights
  • Bryce Mitchell -180 vs. Charles Rosa +155 — Featherweights
  • Ryan Spann -420 vs. Sam Alvey +330 — Mild heavyweights

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