UFC 249: In the co-main event, former world champion Dominick Cruz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to challenge Henry Cejudo for the UFC bantamweight crown.
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Tony Ferguson enters as a hot favorite, with the 36-year-old American already regarded as one of the best lightweight fighters of all-time. He was hoping to secure his legacy in the original UFC 249 headline match, which had him set to go up against Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov – the Eagle being perhaps best known for his clinical neck crank defeat of Conor McGregor back in October 2018.
UFC 249 was originally scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, New York but the UFC had to relocate the event to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. However, while the event is back on, there won’t be any fans in attendance for Saturday’s fights for safety reasons.
The venue may have changed and fans won’t be crowded around the octagon but many of the fights originally scheduled for UFC 249 will be included on the new card. The biggest change though is that Tony Ferguson will now be taking on Justin Gaethje in the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship as Khabib Nurmagomedov is unable to leave his home country of Russia due to its coronavirus travel restrictions.
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Main Card: 10pm/7pm ETPT on ESPN+
Prelims: 8pm/5pm ETPT on ESPN and ESPN+
UFC 249 – The main card in full
Interim UFC Lightweight Championship
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
UFC Bantamweight Championship
- Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro