UFC 249 Live: After being postponed from the event’s original date of April 18 because of the coronavirus outbreak, the UFC managed to relocate the event to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., for Saturday, May 9.
Inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, UFC 249 mixed-martial-arts fighter Sam Alvey, 34, will square off against Ryan Spann, 28, in the opening fight of UFC 249 Live Stream. Each of the night’s 24 scheduled combatants will have been tested ahead of time for the deadly coronavirus, as well as for antibodies.
After being postponed from the event’s original date of April 18 because of the coronavirus outbreak, the UFC managed to relocate the event to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., for Saturday, May 9. The previous main event is still intact as Ferguson and Gaethje will battle for the interim lightweight championship and an opportunity to face Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year for the right to be the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.
Much of the original card will carry over from UFC 249, including a heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Greg Hardy’s return to the Octagon against Yorgan de Castro and a ferocious featherweight tilt between the hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar.
Several new fights have also been added to the card. Among them is a UFC bantamweight title showdown between Cejudo and Cruz. Fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will also return for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor when he squares off with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Due to COVID-19, the event will be held without fans but is being touted as one of the most stacked UFC events of all time by UFC president Dana White.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch UFC 249, including channels, pay-per-view prices and fight times. Originally planned for Brooklyn, NY with Ferguson taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov in April, UFC 249 will now take place at the Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Other key bouts include a bantamweight showdown between champion Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz, as well as a heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Ready to catch this hotly anticipated UFC 249 live stream? Here’s what you need to know about the big event. There are THREE shows in seven nights starting from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida with UFC 249 on Saturday night.
But Jacare Souza has been removed from the card after testing positive for Covid-19.