UFC 249: Live Stream, Date, Time, TV Info, May 9. UFC 249 live stream: How to watch Ferguson vs. Gaethje online. After being delayed back in April due to the coronavirus, UFC 249 is back on and we have all the details on how you can watch the highly anticipated event online or on TV in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia.
UFC 249 was originally scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, New York but the UFC had to relocate the event to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. However, while the event is back on, there won’t be any fans in attendance for Saturday’s fights for safety reasons.
The venue may have changed and fans won’t be crowded around the octagon but many of the fights originally scheduled for UFC 249 will be included on the new card. The biggest change though is that Tony Ferguson will now be taking on Justin Gaethje in the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship as Khabib Nurmagomedov is unable to leave his home country of Russia due to its coronavirus travel restrictions.
Ferguson is known for his incredible cardio and pressure while Gaethje’s kill or be killed mentality sets himself apart from the pack. Ferguson also hasn’t lost a match since May 2012 and in that time, he’s won 12 fights and defeated Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis, Donald Cerrone and more. Gaethje on the other hand is on a three fight winning streak following back-to-back losses.