UFC 249 live stream free: Ferguson vs Gaethje UK TV channel …10 mins ago – UFC 249 live stream: Ferguson vs Gaethje UK TV channel and fight card as Souza vs Hall gets scrapped. By Marc Williams. 9th May 2020. It’s been nearly two months since the last live sporting event in the United States, but on Saturday, Dana White will put on UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida.The main event features Tony Ferguson against Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship. There are four other fights on the main card, headlined by Henry Cejudo facing Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title.
According to William Hill Sportsbook, Ferguson and Cejudo are favored to win the title bouts.
With all other professional American sports leagues on hold, we will all become MMA fans Saturday night when UFC 249 takes place in Jacksonville, Florida.
Inspite of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UFC owner Dana White has decided to proceed with all events.
Saturday’s card will be highlighted by a main event that pits Tony Ferguson against Justin Gaethje in the Lightweight Interim Title fight.
Current Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was slated to take on Ferguson in the title bout, but he is unable to travel to the United States from Dagestan.
One fight has already been scrapped due to the coronavirus. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza tested positive for the virus Friday, so the UFC pulled him from the card. His match against Uriah Hall has been canceled.
“UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the common symptoms of COVID-19,” UFC said in statement, per ESPN.
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Here’s how you can watch UFC 249 main card live online and on TV:
When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. PT
Stream: ESPN+ pay-per-view
Originally UFC 249 was set for Saturday, April 18.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was due to face Tony Ferguson, but fight night was thrown into dispensary when it emerged the Russian would be unable to travel due to lockdown restrictions.
Justin Gaethje was drafted in as replacement, before the Covid-19 crisis put pay to any chance of the event going ahead.
UFC 250 was set for Sao Paulo in Brazil – and this new event sees the cards from 249 and 250 combine for a stunning night of MMA action.
White explained after announcing the new date of May 9: “I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans.
“I want to give a big thanks to Mayor Curry, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State Boxing Commission executive director Patrick Cunningham for getting this thing done and giving us a venue to put on these incredible cards, as well our media partners including ESPN and ESPN+, for bringing it to fans.
“My team is ready to go and the fighters are excited to get back in there with these back-to-back events.”
What TV channel and is UFC 249 on and can I live stream it?
You can watch the main card and the prelims live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
While the main event on ESPN+ will be pay-per-view in the US.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC Fight Pass app for subscribers