UFC 249 is set to be a potential classic and as things stand is still going ahead – but not in the original New York location.
When is UFC 249 – Khabiv vs Ferguson?.
UFC 249 was set to be held in Brooklyn in New York, but this will not be the case anymore because of the coronavirus.
UFC 249 is STILL set for Saturday, April 18 but UFC boss Dana White said the location will change.
The current rule in the US has banned gatherings of more than 10 people inside, meaning the card will have to be on behind close doors if on in the country.
White has insisted Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will go ahead with “10 people in the room” and blasted “wimpiest” critics who have called for the fight to be axed amid the pandemic.
UFC cards usually get going 11.30pm GMT on fight night, though that is when they are broadcast live from the States.
Expect the same here, with the prelims getting underway from 1am, and the main card sometime after 3am GMT in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Which TV channel and UFC 249 Khabib Ferguson live stream can I watch it on?
FANS on this side of the pond will be able to watch this bout on BT Sport.
Khabib’s last fight at UFC 242 was on BT Sport pay-per-view.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the event will be on a BT Sport channel for customers or BT Sport Box Office.
Who else is fighting?
AS it stands, the full card and prelims schedule is yet to be completed.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson (UFC lightweight Championship)
- Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas (women’s straw-weight)
- Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar (featherweight)
- Karl Roberson vs Makhmud Muradov (middleweight)
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs TBA (heavyweight)
- Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Sauza (middleweight)
- Lyman Good vs Belal Muhammad (welterweight)
- Ben Rothwell vs Gian Villante (heavyweight)
- Khama Worthy vs Ottman Azaitar (lightweight)
- Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras (women’s bantamweight)