UFC 249 will take place this weekend in one of the only major sporting events to be held during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The coronavirus outbreak had suspended the UFC from operating earlier this month with Disney and ESPN executives pulling the plug on the show set to feature Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, who both weighed in at 155Ibs on Friday.
But now White and co have come up with a new date for when the pair will meet in the Octagon.
UFC 249: Date and time
The UFC main event takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, May 9.
The prelims begin at 1am UK time with the main card starting from 3am on Sunday.
UFC 249: TV channel and live stream
UK fight fans can catch all of the action on BT Sport 1 on TV for subscribers.
The show will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app.
The early prelims (from 11.30pm) will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass for subscribers.
In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
The main event on ESPN+ will be pay-per-view in the US.
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
- Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Uriah Hall
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
- Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey