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.
UFC heavyweight and former NFL star Greg Hardy (2-2 UFC) wants to fight six times this year, and if UFC president Dana White allows him, Hardy said he’ll live at the island. In a most recent interview with TMZ he states “I’m saying it right now,” Hardy told TMZ in a recent interview. “Dana, man, listen. If you’ve got quarters, I will stay on that island, bro. You know I’m not ashamed to move in. We can fight every couple of weeks, dude. With all seriousness, let’s run it. I’ll live on it and break my own record that I tied last year – 100 percent.”
Hardy is scheduled to take on De Castro (1-0 UFC) at UFC 249, Hardy thinks the victory will warrant a UFC-ranked opponent. For more information on UFC 249 head out to FightBookMMA.com for all your up to date news, interviews and videos.
UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Fight Card:
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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