Watch,@ UFC 249 LIVE — Stream, TV Online. UFC 249 was orginally scheduled to take place on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. With lockdown restrictions being lifted in some US states, the stage is now set for the UFC’s return at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.
How to watch UFC 249?
UFC 249 will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK.
Existing customers can stream the action via the BT Sport app.
Additional streaming is available on the BT Sport website.
The preliminary fights will also be shown on the UFC’s Fight Pass service.
The event takes place behind closed doors, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headlining the card in an interim lightweight title bout.
What have the fighters been saying?
Ferguson: “I don’t feel any different.
“Myself, I always went to and from work, I’m not paying attention to anything else besides smiling and making sure that people understand that we’re here for everybody else.
“The only reason everything else is like this, the only reason we’re fighting, is for the fans. Nothing else is changing – if anything else, my game is more serious.”
Gaethje: “I’m looking forward to the storm.
“I know that for one, we get to put paychecks in our own pockets. We get to put a paycheck in every UFC employee’s pocket that’s going to work this event. We get to inspire people to not give up right now.
“For me, before I was fighting and after I’m fighting, [Ferguson is] the epitome of an athlete — the UFC athlete.
“He loves violence. He loves carnage. This is a recipe for disaster and I think we both want to be on that card.”
What time does UFC 249 start?
UFC 249 gets underway at 11:30pm BST tonight and will run into the early hours of Sunday morning.
The main card is scheduled to start at 3am BST, with Ferguson vs Gaethje expected to battle it out at 5.30am.