The UFC returns this weekend after a hiatus that has seen fights hyped and then cancelled in spectacular fashion.
The headline event is the match up between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title.
Back in April, lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov had to pull out of the fight due to being stuck in Russia, thanks to the coronavirus lockdown.
Gaethje stepped in at the last minute and was slated to fight April 18 before UFC president Dana White was forced to postpone the event after pressure from the state and UFC sponsors.
White said that he and the UFC were ready to go but that he had been asked to “stand down’.
With some restrictions now lifted, the fight is now taking place in Florida, rather than the ‘Fight Island’ that Dana White had previously made reference to. Here’s what you need to know
When Is The Fight?
UFC 249 is now taking place in Florida on Saturday May 9 (Pacific Time). In the Middle East that means the main card kicks off at 6am on Sunday May 10.
Who Is Fighting?
The good news is that after such a long delay, this is a stacked fight card.
Ferguson Vs Gaethje headline with Dominic Cruz vs Henry Cejudo competing for the World Bantamweight title. There’s also a huge heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik which promises to be explosive.
In the prelims, Anthony Pettis fights Donald Cerrone, who lost to Conor McGregor in the Notorious’ comeback fight earlier this year.
How to Watch The Fight?
Fans can choose to sign up to UFC Arabia app to watch the fight live on any device they choose.
The Main Fight Card
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
- Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro