Back then, the officials made a shocking announcement that they would postpone the UFC 249. Some folks speculated that the delay would take longer than they predicted. But it is no longer a problem. The UFC 249 will happen on May 9, 2020. Even much better, you can reserve the option to watch the event now.
UFC 249 Date & Location
The officials of UFC have confirmed that UFC 249 will happen at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.
As confirmed by Dana White, the president of the UFC, 9 May will be the date of the UFC 249 that will involve Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje in the main event.
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Fight Preview
Because of the long pandemic, the UFC officials have delayed the important event for two months. The UFC 249 finally got its date on May 9, 2020.
In the main event, we will witness Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje trade fist. The VyStar Memorial Arena, although it will be without audiences, will have the viewers around the world. The interim lightweight title is on the line.
The initial fight was involving Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. But the Russian fighter had to pull out from the fight because of the pandemic effect that prevented him from going back to the US.
In the co-main event, there will be tons of stars coming to entertain the UFC lovers.
It was surprising news that Justin Gaethje received an opportunity to fight against Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title fight. It will be the main event on UFC 249.
Gaethje is a threat for Ferguson. The thing is that Ferguson had set his mind to handle Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chances were he had spent a lot of time to research and learn about his previous opponent. But because of the travel restrictions issued by the government during the pandemic, Khabib should pull off the card. With such a narrow window of preparation, it could be the pros and cons for both fighters.
Ferguson is in the boosted morale because of the longest winning streak in UFC lightweight history. The team has won 12 consecutive fights. Therefore, it will be almost impossible for his opponent to stop him now.
He has not lost since 2012 after winning over Michael Johnson. He attained his interim lightweight in October 2017 after handling Kevin Lee.
The fourth-ranked Gaethje can be a real threat for the fighter. It is because Gaethje has three straight victories after making a comeback. He is still on the peak.
But still, Ferguson has the x-factors to bring him to the overall victory.
It will be hard for Gaethje to snatch him. But it will also be difficult for Ferguson to win the fight. The upcoming bout is going to be tough and extremely competitive.
What time does Ferguson vs Gaethje start?
The UFC 249: Ferguson vs Gaethje will take place around 12:05 AM ET. Both fighters will hit the octane approximately at that time but you can watch the card 2 hours before.
Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. ET
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)
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Gaethje vs Ferguson TV Channels & Coverage
Here is the list of official channels which will broadcast the UFC 249 bout:
- United States: UFC Fight Pass (prelims), ESPN+ pay-per-view
- Canada: TNS/TDS, UFC PPV
- UK: BT Sport
- Ireland: BT Sport
- Australia: Main Event
- New Zealand: Sky Arena
- Russia: «РЕН ТВ»/MatchTV
- Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy: DAZN
- South Africa: SuperSport
- Singapore: StarHub
The viewers in Russia will not need to pay a single dime to watch the bout.
Ferguson vs Gaethje Live stream Options
The US viewers can watch UFC 249 through ESPN+. The PPV costs $64.99 for the subscriber. The provider offers a good bundle that consists of an Annual plan with UFC 249 PPV for only $84.98. Consider getting one to save more money.
Folks in the UK could tune into BT Sport 1 to watch UFC 249. You could take the service through 2 main ways: BT Broadband or BT TV and Sport. If you are attached to one of these options, you are good to go.
Viewers in Brazil can get the coverage through Combate live streaming service. The main card will take place at 11 PM BRT. So, reserve your option now from Combate.
If you are living or traveling in Canada, you just need to tune into ESPN+ to watch the UFC 249. Subscribe to ESPN+ and purchase the PPV right through its official site and from canada you can also watch from TNS/TDS.
Main Event is the confirmed official channel to conduct the full coverage of UFC 249. You can attain it through Foxtel. Contact your provider if you haven’t subscribed.
BT Sport is the official party which conducts the UFC 249 broadcast in Ireland. You will be able to witness all of the actions through this channel.
Ferguson vs Gaethje odds
Ferguson is a -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100), while Gaethje is a +150 underdog in the latest UFC 249 odds at William Hill