With Las Vegas on lockdown, White set about finding another setting for the card. During that procedure, Nurmagomedov left his preparation camp in California to make a beeline for Abu Dhabi in the wake of being revealed to UFC 249 was probably going to be changed to a setting in the United Arab Emirates.
The victor anyway was dismissed at the outskirt as severe travel limitations landed, compelled to get back to Russia.
Those limitations likewise forced in his country to battle the spread of Covid-19 kept him from leaving again and the quest for another rival started.
In the midst of all the frenzy, Rosa Namajunas pulled back from her co-headliner meeting with Jessica Andrade – with it later developing two close relatives had kicked the bucket due to coronavirus-related sickness.
Gaethje in the mean time was immediately drafted in to swap Nurmagomedov and the quest for another scene took another bend with White anxious to carry the show to a private island. His goal-oriented plans stopped fourteen days prior, with ESPN authorities, who solely communicate UFC in the States, requesting him to remain down and reassess.
Advancements in Florida where state authorities have facilitated limitations anyway have permitted the UFC to locate another home.
UFC 249 TV channel and live stream
BT Sport 1 will have live inclusion of all the activity from the prelims to the headliner.
BT Sport endorsers will have the option to stream the match online by means of the video player and the BT Sport application.
UK start time
The prelim show is set for a 1am beginning in the early long periods of Sunday May 10 with the primary card to get in progress at 3am.
Tony Ferguson versus Justin Gaethje – between time Lightweight Championship
Henry Cejudo versus Dominick Cruz – Bantamweight Championship
Francis Ngannou versus Jairzinho Rozentruik (heavyweight)
Jeremy Stephens versus Calvin Kattar (featherweight)
Greg Hardy versus Yorgan de Castro (heavyweight)
Donald ‘Cowpoke’ Cerrone versus Anthony Pettis (welterweight)
Alexey Oleynik versus Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight)
Carla Esparza versus Michelle Waterson (ladies’ strawweight)
Uriah Hall versus Ronaldo Souza (middleweight)
Vicente Luque versus Niko Price (welterweight)
Bryce Mitchell versus Charles Rosa (featherweight)
Ryan Spann versus Sam Alvey (light heavyweight)