The UFC’s fourth pay-per-view card of the year will take place behind closed doors at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Topping the bill will be an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, with the winner of the contest earning a unification fight against undisputed 155lb champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
- Former men’s bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will return from a near four-year layoff to take on the division’s current ruler Henry Cejudo.
- Fan favourite Donald Cerrone, who last in action in January against Conor McGregor, will also be in action on the card, locking horns with former lightweight champion Donald Cerrone.
- Follow all the live action and reaction to the UFC’s first card in two months below.
UFC 249 LIVE – 0:10am – The UFC is back, folks!!
After nearly a two-month hiatus, mixed martial arts premier promotion is back in action. Kicking off the UFC 249 prelims is a light-heavyweight title fight between Ryan Spann and Sam Alvey.
This is a big fight for Dana White Looking for Fight alumni Spann, who has been on a roll since graduating from the show and entering the promotion. This should be a good one, folks.
UFC 249 Main Card odds (courtesy of OHM Bet UK)
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje – Ferguson: 52/100 – Gaethje: 8/5
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz – Cejudo 46/100 – Cruz: 17/10
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Ngannou: 4/11 – Rozenstruik: 21/10
Calvin Kattar vs Jeremy Stephen – 4/11 – Stephens: 85/40
Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro – Hardy: 46/100 – De Castro: 17/10
UFC 249 fight card
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje (interim lightweight title fight)
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz (men’s bantamweight title fight)
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (heavyweight bout)
Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar (men’s featherweight bout)
Greg Hardy vs Yorgan de Castro (heavyweight bout)
Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis (welterweight bout)
Alexey Oleynik vs Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight bout)
Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson (women’s strawweight bout)
Vicente Luque vs Niko Price (welterweight bout)
Bryce Mitchell vs Charles Rosa (men’s featherweight bout)
Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey (light-heavyweight bout)
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