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UFC 249 Embedded: Firing Up For Start Of Fight Week

Here we go, folks, as UFC 249 [1] is coming up on the horizon very quickly.

Set for Saturday night from Jacksonville, Florida, the card features Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje [2] meeting for the interim UFC lightweight title live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

Also, Dominick Cruz returns to challenge Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight belt.

This marks the first UFC event since March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As a way to get you in the mood, the UFC is bringing back the “Embedded” series, releasing the first installment via YouTube.

UFC 249 Embedded, Episode One

In Las Vegas, Francis Ngannou continues his extended training camp and UFC President Dana White does interviews.

Headliner Justin Gaethje truncates his preparation, and opponent Tony Ferguson arrives in Florida for a unique fight week.

UFC 249 Fight Card

MAIN CARD (ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)

Interim UFC Lightweight Championship
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz

Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik [3]

Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar [4]

Heavyweight: Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro [5]


Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis

Heavyweight: Alexey Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum

Strawweight: Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza


Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price

Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa

Light Heavyweight: Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey