We don’t know when the UFC will return, but if everything falls into place, then you can expect live fights inside the Octagon on May 9th, whether at the APEX facility in Las Vegas or some random city in Florida.
Let’s suppose that this pay-per-view event goes through as initially planned. Your main event is the interim lightweight title bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, the co-main event is men’s bantamweight king Henry Cejudo against former champ Dominick Cruz, and the first of three title fights is Amanda Nunes defending her women’s featherweight belt against Felicia Spencer.
Other big fights on the card are mostly from the postponed UFC 249 show that was penciled in for April 18th, but a new fight on tap is a rematch between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.
By the way, in what’s probably just a sheer coincidence, just under half of the 24 fighters on this card (11) are managed by Ali Abdelaziz or Malki Kawa, two of the more vocal proponents of running events during this pandemic.
Here’s the full lineup for UFC on May 9th, with the card and schedule all subject to change.
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
Jacare Souza vs. Uriah Hall
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
Charles Rosa vs. Bryce Mitchell