If Dana White is to get his way, then UFC 249 is still going ahead, despite the coronavirus global pandemic.
The event scheduled for April 18 at this current time still has the green light to go ahead and White is promising “the baddest card that’s ever been done in the history of the sport.”
As if the card wasn’t already stacked enough, with the hugely awaited lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson being the night's main event.
UFC 249 could also feature a massive co-main event, with a huge heavyweight clash between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Tyron Woodley could also now appear on the card after his fight scheduled for UFC London against Leon Edwards was cancelled. If he is to appear on the card, it is likely he will be paired with rival Colby Covington, who has relentlessly called Woodley out on social media after the cancellation of his fight.
UFC Portland’s main event could also be added to the event, which would see the addition of Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris to the card, as well as Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson.
The card will also keep some of the original scheduled fights for the night like, Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar, Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Hernandez and Uriah Hall vs Jacare.
UFC 249 was originally meant to be hosted in Brooklyn, New York. However, the New York governor banned large gatherings, although, White has claimed to have figured out a location and venue logistics for the event.
Whilst speaking on UFC 249 earlier this week, White said: “We're building a card where people can still manoeuvre and still get in.”
With the rumoured additions to the UFC 249 card, this is how the card could look:
Lightweight title: Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs Tony Ferguson
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington
Women's strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs Edmen Shahbazyan
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Hernandez
Women's strawweight: Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson
Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs Jacare
Welterweight: Lyman Good vs Belal Muhammad
Light-Heavyweight: Sam Alvey vs Khalil Rountree Jr.
Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs Randy Brown
Two words: absolutely stacked.
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