Despite the rising numbers of COVID19 cases in USA,
UFC manage to get #UFC249 venue confirmed at Jacksonville Florida,
after the initial location at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley.
on April 18 was called off due to intervention by Disney and ESPN.
“I was ready to go on Saturday, but Disney and ESPN asked me to step down,
I love and respect my partnership with them so I postponed the event.” – Dana White.
But Dana White has resurrected UFC249 and finally live MMA is back tonight on May 9!
Check out the weigh in photos from MMA Junkie
But the prelim middle weight bout of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Uriah Hall has been cancelled as
Jacare is reported to be #COVID19 positive
The rest of the cards are:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155) – for interim lightweight title
Champ Henry Cejudo (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135) – for bantamweight title
Francis Ngannou (261.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (260)
Calvin Kattar (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (150.5*)
Yorgan De Castro (262) vs. Greg Hardy (265.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Donald Cerrone (171) vs. Anthony Pettis (170.5)
Aleksei Oleinik (227.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (243)
Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Vicente Luque (170) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Charles Rosa (146)
Sam Alvey (205) vs. Ryan Spann (206)