UFC 249 On May 9 Is A Seriously Stacked Card
UFC 249's match card for May 9 has been confirmed and fight fans should be very excited.
The show is scheduled to take place at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida in two weeks time.
No fans will be in attendance at the show due to the coronavirus pandemic but the arena can typically hold up to 15000 people.
Check out the entire match card below.
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey
This card is STACKED! :fire:- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) April 24, 2020
Ferguson :vs: Gaethje
Cejudo :vs: Cruz
Ngannou :vs: Rozenstruik
Stephens :vs: Kattar
Hardy :vs: De Castro
Luque :vs: Price
Oleinik :vs: Werdum
Jacare :vs: Hall
Cowboy :vs: Pettis
Waterson :vs: Esparza#UFC249 ' May 9th ' BT Sport 1 HD pic.twitter.com/AZ3lqNC34k
UFC's options were dwindled after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently denied reports that it would lift combat license bans to allow UFC to stage fights at the APEX facility.
The show's main event will see Tony Ferguson taking on Justin Gaethje in an interim lightweight title clash, with the winner setting up a huge match with Khabib Nurmagmedov down the road.
Khabib was set to main event the original show on April 18 but had to pull out due to the ongoing pandemic.
Despite fans being desperate to see Khabib take on Ferguson, Gaethje recently admitted he is looking forward to being the one who 'royally screws up' their plans.
"Unless they want the world to end they should probably leave that fight [Khabib vs Tony] alone," he told ESPN's Brett Okamoto on Wednesday.
"As a fan, I wanna see that fight just as much as anybody," 'The Highlight' explained.
"But to put food on my table ... I really don't care about that. I will feel a little bit bad about that because I know how bad people want it. But for me to act like it would bother me, that would be a lie.
"I'm gonna be very happy to royally screw that up."
Elsewhere on the card, Henry Cejudo is set to defend his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz while Francis Ngannou squares off with Jairzinho Rozenstruick in heavyweight action.
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