Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is (finally) back in action later tonight (Sat., May 9, 2020) with the UFC 249 pay-per-view (PPV) event on ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., headlined by the interim lightweight title fight pitting top contender Tony Ferguson against 155-pound “Highlight” Justin Gaethje.
As I’m sure you remember, UFC 249 was originally supposed to go down on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York; however, the nationwide ban on large events — courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic — slammed the brakes on those “Empire State” plans while also sending original headliner, Khabib Nurmagomedov, back to Russia.
Check out the promotion’s “Ferguson vs. Gaethje” preview video embedded above.
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