It’s UFC 249 fight week! After much delay, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to action during the coronavirus pandemic with a championship doubleheader live on pay-per-view.
In the main event, Tony Ferguson squares off against Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship.
In the co-main event of the night, bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo defends his title against former champion Dominick Cruz. The event also features Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar, and Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 249: Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 249: Countdown gives fans a look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to make a world-class fighter.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
You can check out the full episode of UFC 249: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 249 Countdown – Full Episode
Additional information on the upcoming pay-per-view can be seen below.
UFC 249 Fight Card
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10:00 pm ET)
- Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje (interim lightweight championship)
- Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz (bantamweight championship)
- Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jeremy Stephens vs Calvan Kattar
- Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro
Prelims (ESPN, ESPN+, 8:00 pm ET)
- Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis
- Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum
- Carla Espara vs Michelle Waterson
- Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 pm ET)
- Vicente Luque vs Niko Price
- Bryce Mitchell vs Charles Rosa
- Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey
UFC 249: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
Date: Saturday, May 9
Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET