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Full UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight card announced

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The UFC will return to action on May 9th at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.

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In two weeks, the UFC will be back in action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dana White and the promotion announced on Friday that there will be four fight cards run from May 9th through May 23rd, starting with UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. Your main event is an interim lightweight title bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, while men’s bantamweight king Henry Cejudo takes on former 135 lbs champ Dominick Cruz.

The main card will still be on pay-per-view at full price, but the entire preliminary card will be carried by ESPN. Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis 2 headlines this portion of the event, and the show will be opened by Ryan Spann and Sam Alvey.

There will be no fans for any of these upcoming cards, but the UFC aims to have proper health and safety checks, and they will be sanctioned by the Florida State Boxing Commission.

Here’s the full lineup:

Main Card (10 PM ET, ESPN+ PPV)

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro

Preliminary Card (6:30 PM ET, ESPN)

Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
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
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey