It all goes down later tonight (Sat., May 9, 2020) at UFC 249 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., as Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje battle it out for interim lightweight title rights in the promotion’s awaited return from COVID-19 postponement.
In addition to the lightweight headliner, undisputed UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will put his title on the line for the very first time against former division kingpin Dominick Cruz. It will be Cruz’s first time stepping inside of the Octagon since a 2016 loss to Cody Garbrandt.
Adding to the main card mix will be a heavyweight banger between knockout artists Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, a featherweight clash between perennial contender Jeremy Stephens and rising star Calvin Kattar, and another heavyweight bout pitting former NFL star Greg Hardy against undefeated power puncher Yorgan de Castro. Not to mention the “Prelims” undercard that features the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Michelle Waterson, and Fabricio Werdum.
Take a look below at UFC 249’s complete fight card lineup and start times:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN)
8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN+)
6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey
Here are all the ways to catch the action:
- UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” PPV main card can be viewed via the ESPN+ streaming app.
- Subscriptions cost $4.99 per month. The UFC 249 PPV will cost $64.99 for current subscribers.
- UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” early “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+.
- UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” main “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN. Check your local providers or click here for instant access to ESPN.
- UFC 249: “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” PPV main card can be viewed via ESPN+ streaming app through Google Play and iTunes stores.
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