Las Vegas – UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje will take place on Saturday, May 9 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
All prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN & ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET and the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET. This will be the first of three events taking place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9, 13 and 16 respectively, future cards will be announced at a later date. These events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.
In the co-main event of the evening, Henry Cejudo (15-2) fighting out of Phoenix, Arizona wants to prove to himself and to all the MMA fans that he is the greatest UFC bantamweight champion of all time when he takes on Dominick Cruz (22-2) who’s fighting out of San Diego, California. Cruz on the other hand, is coming into this fight to prove that he still is the best bantamweight in the world. Cruz is coming into this fight to be the first person to defeat Cejudo at 135-pounds and regain his title. Henry Cejudo is a strong betting favorite at -240 to retain his bantamweight title, with Dominick Cruz being a live dog +190. Now that we know the odds, be sure to do your research with this UFC betting guide from MyTopSportsbooks prior to UFC 249. This complete guide takes into account the different types of outcomes you can bet on fights, and how to look beyond a fighters record before picking them.
In the main event, Tony Ferguson (26-3) fighting out of Orange County, California will take on Justin Gaethje (21-2) fighting out of Arvada, Colorado as they battle for the interim lightweight title. Ferguson is on the verge of becoming the first two-time interim lightweight champion in UFC history.
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
- For the interim lightweight title: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
- For the bantamweight title: Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Greg Hardy
ESPN, ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
- Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann
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