After several weeks on hiatus, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down most of the world, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its return to action this Sat. night (May 9, 2020) with UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” on ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
UFC 249 features the interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, while Khabib Nurmagomedov watches from lockdown in Dagestan. Similarly, top bantamweight contender Jose Aldo will remain on the Brazilian bench as Dominick Cruz steps in on short notice to battle UFC 249 co-headliner Henry Cejudo for the 135-pound belt, currently in possession of “Triple C.”
Complete UFC 249 weigh-in text results below:
UFC 249 PPV Main Card:
155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155) for interim Lightweight championship
135 lbs.: Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)
265 lbs.: Francis Ngannou (261.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (260)
145 lbs.: Jeremy Stephens (150.5*) vs. Calvin Kattar (146)
265 lbs.: Greg Hardy (265.5) vs. Yorgan de Castro (262)
UFC 249 Prelims Card:
170 lbs.: Donald Cerrone (171) vs. Anthony Pettis (170.5)
265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum (243) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (227.5)
115 lbs.: Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall (186) vs. Jacare Souza (186)
170 lbs.: Vicente Luque (170) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
145 lbs: Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Charles Rosa (146)
185 lbs.: Sam Alvey (205) vs. Ryan Spann (206)
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