UFC 249 Live: A little over a fortnight since the promotion’s president, Dana White, was told to scrap UFC 249, the matchmaker has secured a bumper card for the event with a new venue.
With all other professional American sports leagues on hold, we all will certainly end up being Mixed Martial Arts followers Saturday evening when UFC 249 occurs in Jacksonville, Florida.
Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, UFC president Dana White has decided to proceed with all events.
Saturday’s card will certainly be highlighted by a centerpiece that matches Tony Ferguson against Justin Gaethje in the interim lightweight champion fight.
Current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov was slated to deal with Ferguson in the title bout. However, he is incapable of taking a trip to the USA from Dagestan.
Because of the coronavirus, one fight has already been ditched. Jacare Souza checked favorable for the virus Friday, so the UFC drew him from the card. His match against Uriah Hall has been terminated.
“UFC’s clinical team analyzed Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic, or otherwise exhibiting the usual signs and symptoms of COVID-19,” UFC claimed in the declaration, per ESPN.
Here’s how you can watch the UFC 249 main card live online and on TV:
When: Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET
UFC 249: Full fight card
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje (interim lightweight title fight)
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz (bantamweight title fight)
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Fabricio Werdum vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey
Cost for the pay-per-view fight:
The price to watch UFC 249 is $64.99, which is on top of the cost to access ESPN+, which is already a paid service. New subscribers can get the fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for $84.98.
The full card is available here.
Ryan Spann -420 vs. Sam Alvey +330 | Light heavyweight
Bryce Mitchell -165 vs. Charles Rosa +140 | Featherweight
Vicente Luque -280 vs. Niko Price +230 | Welterweight
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -125 vs. Uriah Hall +105 | Middleweight
Carla Esparza -160 vs. Michelle Waterson +135 | Women’s Strawweight
Fabricio Werdum -330 vs. Aleksei Oleinik +260 | Heavyweight
Anthony Pettis -150 vs. Donald Cerrone +125 | Welterweight
Greg Hardy -195 vs. Yorgan de Castro +165 | Heavyweight
Calvin Kattar -240 vs. Jeremy Stephens +200 | Featherweight
Francis Ngannou -280 vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik +230 | Heavyweight
Henry Cejudo (c) -220 vs. Dominick Cruz +180 | Bantamweight Championship
Tony Ferguson -190 vs. Justin Gaethje +160 | Interim Lightweight Championship