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UFC unveils revamped UFC 249 ‘Ferguson vs Gaethje’ fight card for April 18

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Earlier today (Mon., April 6, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that Tony Ferguson would face Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title at the upcoming UFC 249 event, which is set to go down on April 18, 2020, at a secret undisclosed location.

Now, the promotion has revealed the full reshuffled reshuffled line up.

In the co-main event, former UFC women’s Strawweight title holders, Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade, will tango in what could be a No. 1 contender elimination bout. Also, Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruick — who were set to fight at UFC on ESPN 8 last month — will collide in a Heavyweight bout that could earn the victor a shot at the title. Furthermore, Ronaldo Souza and Uriah Hall will throw down at Middleweight.

But that’s not all, check out the rest of the star-studded line up below:

UFC 249 PPV Main Event On ESPN+:

155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje (not Khabib Nurmagomedov) for interim UFC Lightweight championship

UFC 249 PPV Co-Main Event On ESPN+:

115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas

UFC 249 PPV Main Card, Prelims (ESPN+, ESPN2):

265 lbs.: Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Details)
265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs Yorgan de Castro
170 lbs.: Vicente Luque vs Niko Price
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
155 lbs.: Khama Worthy vs Michael Johnson
145 lbs.: Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
265 lbs.: Alexander Hernandez vs Omar Morales
135 lbs.: Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
205 lbs.: Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey
135 lbs.: Marlon Vera vs Ray Borg

*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.

Dana White has yet to reveal the location of the event, but he teased that he somehow secured a “private island” to stage UFC 249 and additional upcoming shows. Nevertheless, now that you’ve seen the line up, do you think it’s good enough to spend $65 on a PPV? One thing is certain, UFC 249 won’t have any other sporting events to worry about as competition.