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Video: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje staredown video from UFC 249 weigh ins

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its early and official weigh-ins for the UFC 249 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Friday morning, just one day before the “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” fight card gets underway on ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Get complete UFC 249 weigh-in results and video right here.

While the original plan was to skip fighter staredowns, the promotion has opted to instead hold them inside the host hotel after the conclusion of today’s scale-tipping festivities. Check out all the combatants coming face-to-face mask-to-mask in the embedded video above.

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.”

Ferguson vs. Gaethje:

Cejudo vs. Cruz:

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 249 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+/Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN+/ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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