A new promo video has dropped ahead of UFC 249 and it is sure to get any fight fan hyped for the return of the Octagon.
The event is due to go ahead on May 9 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville after a tumultuous few months for the sport due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Headlining the event will be Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship after Khabib Nurmagomedov ruled himself out due to the ongoing lock-down in his native Russia.
The latest video dropped by the UFC on Twitter shows the strength of the line-up with the undercard providing just as much food for thought as the headline event.
Outside of Ferguson’s matchup against Gaethje, there is the Bantamweight Championship bout between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz which will see the current champ taking on a two-time former champion.
Elsewhere heavyweight Francis Ngannou, currently ranked #2 in the world, will face off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik while former heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum is up against Alexey Oleynik.
The full line up for the night looks like this:
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje (Interim Lightweight Championship)
Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz (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. Fabrício Werdum (Heavyweight)
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson (Women’s Strawweight)
Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza (Middleweight)
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Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price (Welterweight)
Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa (Featherweight)
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey (Light Heavyweight)
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