Here’s your guide to all that you must know about UFC 249: Feguson vs. Gaethje as to how you can watch, pay-per-view rates and fight schedules.
The UFC returns with the highly anticipated UFC 249 pay-per-view for the first time after the coronavirus pandemic put the entire sporting world to a halt. The headline of the event is an interim lightweight title clash featuring Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Moreover, a co-main event title will be featured as Henry Cejudo fights Dominick Cruz for defending the UFC bantamweight championship.
The event’s original date was 18th April, but was pushed back owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Later, UFC was able to relocate the event and it was moved to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, for Saturday – 9th May. The previous event remains unchanged as Ferguson will fight Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship followed by an opportunity to face off with Khabib Nurmagomedov later in the year to become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.
From UFC 249, a significant portion of the original card will carry over which includes a heavyweight showdown between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Francis Ngannou, return of Greg Hardy to the Octagon opposite Yorgan de Castro and a fierce featherweight tilt between Calvin Kattar and Jeremy Stephens.
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A number of fresh fights have been added to the card. One such fight is a UFC bantamweight title showdown between Cruz and Cejudo. Return of fans’ favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for the first time after he lost to Conor McGregor when he faces off with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
UFC President Dana White has held, that even though the event will be held without fans because of the COVID-19, that UFC 249 will be the most stacked events of all times.
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Here are all the details you may require about how to watch the UFC event, including the channels, pay-per-view rates and fight schedules.
UFC 249: TV, Live Streaming for Ferguson Vs. Gaethje
In the US, the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, commencing at 6:30PM ET, will be simulcast on ESPN+, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and UFC Fight Pass in English and Spanish. The prelims will exclusively run on ESPN+ and ESPN at 8PM ET. ESPN+ PPV main card commences at 10PM ET.
The early prelims, in Canada, are on UFC Fight Pass. The prelims are on RDS and TSN. The PPV main card is on Rogers and Shaw, Bell, Videotron, SaskTel, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC Fight Pass and UFC PPV.
The early prelims in Australia are on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass. The PPV main card at 2PM/12PM AEST/AWST (i.e. Sunday), is on Fetch TV and Main event. Plus, the UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
The prelims and main card in Brazil are on Combate (11PM BRT).
The early prelims in the UK are on UFC Fight Pass. The prelims are on BT Sport and UFC Fight Pass. The main card is available on BT Sport at 3AM GMT (i.e. Sunday).
The early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims on BT Sport and UFC Fight Pass. The main card is available on BT Sport at 3AM GMT (i.e. Sunday).
The early prelims as well as the prelims, in Germany, are on UFC Fight Pass. The main card is available on DAZN at 4AM CET (i.e. Sunday) and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
The early prelims and prelims in Italy are on UFC Fight Pass. The main card is available on DAZN at 4AM CET (i.e. Sunday) and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
The early prelims, in Spain, are on UFC Fight Pass and the main card available on Sunday at 4AM CET on DAZN ad UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
What Time Will UFC 249 Start?
- UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. PT
- UFC 249 Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- UFC 249 PPV: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
The broadcast coverage will be initiated at 6:30PM ET which will be followed by prelims at 8PM. The PPV main card is scheduled to commence at 10PM ET. The fighters are expected to arrive at the Octagon around 12:15AM ET. However, the exact time will depend on the time taken by preceding fights.
UFC 249 PPV Rates?
The PPV rate is $64.99 USD.
In the US, the UFC 249 main card is available through pay per view on ESPN+, which will require either an annual or monthly subscription. The PPV rate for UFC 249 is $66.99 for active subscribers. If you are new subscriber, a bundle rate of $84.98 will apply for UFC 249 and ESPN+ annual subscription.
However, these prices are subject to variation depending on the region/platform.
Full Fight Card: UFC 249
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for interim lightweight championship
- Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight championship
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik; Heavyweight
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar; Featherweight
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro; Heavyweight
- Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis; Welterweight
- Alexey Oleynik vs. Fabricio Werdum; Heavyweight
- Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson; Women’s Strawweight
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza; Middleweight
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price; Welterweight
- Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa; Featherweight
- Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey; Light heavyweight