The UFC has dropped a new promo for the upcoming UFC 249 event, declaring it “the most stacked card of the year.”
See this new promo below:
this is gonna be a FUN fight. Just a little over a week and we will be watchin a LIVE fight again!!! pic.twitter.com/DGJPbbod5F
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 9, 2020
This is a lofty claim considering UFC 249 is only the third UFC pay-per-view of the year. It also ignores the fact that the recent UFC 248 card featured two title fights and a host of top talent.
Nonetheless, UFC 249 does look like an excellent card on paper.
In the main event, we’ll see streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson battle Justin Gaethje, who steps in to replace undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who ended up getting stuck in Russia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair will collide for the interim lightweight belt, and the winner is expected to fight Nurmagomedov later this year.
UFC 249 was expected to be co-headlined by a rematch between former strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade. Regrettably, Namajunas has been forced out of the bout. The card is now expected to be co-headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Here’s the full UFC 249 lineup as it currently stands:
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje – for interim lightweight title
- Jessica Andrade vs. TBA
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Greg Hardy
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Omar Morales
- Ray Borg vs. Marlon Vera
- Michael Johnson vs. Khama Worthy
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
- Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann
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