Sports Return With UFC 249


Saturday, May 9 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla

UFC shocks the world returning with one of the most stacked cards ever.

“I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans, “said UFC President Dana White.

Headlined by No. 1 ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson versus No. 4 ranked Justin Gaethje.

There bout will determine the interim championship.

The co-main event, Henry Cejudo  versus Dominick Cruz.

Three events taking place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

UFC 249 on May 9.




Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 2 ranked heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou (14-3, fighting out of Paris, France by way of Batie, Cameroon) meets No. 6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) in a battle of KO artists
  • In a clash of featherweight contenders, No. 7 ranked Jeremy Stephens (28-17, 1 NC, fighting out of San Diego California by way of Des Moines, Iowa) takes on No. 9 Calvin Kattar (20-4, fighting out of Methuen, Massachusetts)
  • Fan favorites meet, as Donald Cerrone (36-14, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) takes on Anthony Pettis(22-10, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a welterweight bout
  • Greg Hardy (6-2, 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida) squares off with undefeated Yorgan De Castro (5-0, fighting out of Fall River, Massachusetts by way of Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde) in an exciting heavyweight bout
  • Heavyweight grapplers look to make a statement as Aleksei Oleinik (58-13, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) welcomes back former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (23-7, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Ryan Spann (17-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas) aims to continue his momentum against crafty veteranSam Alvey (33-13, 1NC, fighting out of Temecula, California)
  • Former UFC women’s strawweight champion and No. 7 ranked Carla Esparza (16-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif.) takes on No. 8 Michelle Waterson (17-7, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Uriah Hall (16-9, fighting out of Queens, New York) goes for his third straight win against decorated grappler Jacare Souza (26-8, 1NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Welterweight finishers collide when No. 13 ranked contender Vicente Luque (17-7-1, fighting out of Westwood, New Jersey by way of Brasilia, Brazil) faces Niko Price (14-3, 1NC, fighting out of Cape Coral, Florida)
  • Exciting featherweight grapplers go to war as Bryce Mitchell (12-1, fighting out of Sherwood, Ark.) meetsCharles Rosa (12-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)

Future dates May 13 and 16.

The future cards will be announced at a later date.

These events will be closed to the public, with only essential personnel in attendance.

Kalum Vaughns

Freelance journalist, podcaster, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist.

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