UFC 249 takes place on April 18th from the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in Lemoore, California, and is headlined by an interim lightweight title matchup between Tony Ferguson, and Justin Gaethje.
At this event will see Greg Hardy as he takes on Yorgan de Castro and also on the card we will see Vicente Luque take on Niko Price At featherweight, veteran striker Jeremy Stephens clashes with Calvin Kattar. Francis Ngannou is paired with Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a potential heavyweight title-eliminator. Former Strikeforce middleweight best, Jacaré Souza will meet karate practitioner Uriah Hall. Alexander Hernandez – who was initially set to face Islam Makhachev, will now meet with Omar Morales. Marlon Vera will go against former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg in a bantamweight title. Michael Johnson makes his return to lightweight as he takes on Khama Worthy. TUF alumni, Sijara Eubanks is paired up with Canada’s Sarah Moras. Opening up the event we will see a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Spann and Sam Alvey.
Straight from the YouTube description:
The interim UFC lightweight championship will be on the line on April 18, as Tony Ferguson risks his 12-fight winning streak against one of the most feared fighters in the 155-pound weight class, Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje. With a combined 17 post-fight performance bonuses, Ferguson and Gaethje have thrilled fans like no other duo over the last several years, defeating the likes of Cowboy Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza. And now with a title on the line, expect to see the best from the best as these top contenders collide.
UFC 249 fight card (so far):
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje — Interim lightweight title
- Jessica Andrade vs. TBD — women’s strawweights
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro — Heavyweights
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price — Welterweights
- Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens — Featherweights
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jair Rozenstruik — Heavyweights
- Ronaldo Souza vs. Uriah Hall — Middleweights
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Omar Morales — Lightweights
- Ray Borg vs. Marlon Vera — Bantamweights
- Michael Johnson vs. Khama Worthy — Lightweights
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras — Women’s bantamweights
- Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey — Light heavyweights
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