UFC 249 live stream free: time, full card and how to watch Ferguson vs Gaethje online. Live sport is back this weekend in the form of MMA action! While it’s been a long time coming, UFC 249 is finally set to push ahead behind closed doors on Saturday, May 9 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Read on as we explain how to watch UFC 249 and live stream the Ferguson vs Gaethje fight online no matter where you are in the world – plus the night’s full card and the key times you need to know about.
Tony Ferguson enters as a hot favorite, with the 36-year-old American already regarded as one of the best lightweight fighters of all-time. He was hoping to secure his legacy in the original UFC 249 headline match, which had him set to go up against Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov – the Eagle being perhaps best known for his clinical neck crank defeat of Conor McGregor back in October 2018.
Since then, Khabib has successfully defended his title against Dustin Poirier. But now he’s stranded in Russia due to the country’s Covid-19 travel restrictions, so UFC fans will once again have to wait to see the long-anticipated Ferguson vs Khabib fight – a seemingly cursed octagon encounter that has now been put off a ridiculous FIVE times.
In his place steps Justin Gaethje, a 31-year-old American who currently sits at fourth in the UFC lightweight rankings. While not necessarily the blockbuster opponent Khabib represent, he’s well-respected in MMA circles and poses a significant threat to Ferguson in a fight that will be shown exclusively via ESPN+ in the US.
The winner of the new UFC 249 headline fight will be crowned the interim UFC lightweight champion – and no doubt fight Khabib at a later date. Tempted? Our guide explains how to watch a Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje live stream no matter where you are in the world – and also reveals the latest UFC 249 card details.