UFC 249 news: How to watch, UK start time & full fight card


UFC 249 finally comes to our screens this weekend as Tony Ferguson fights Justin Gaethje.

The event was supposed to happen last month, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it had to be postponed.

The original main event was, of course, Khabib Nurmagomedov against Ferguson, but with the Russian stuck in his homeland, it made that fight seemingly impossible. It was later cancelled for a remarkable fifth time.

Then in stepped Gaethje at short notice to take Khabib’s place. However, despite battling against the covid-19 situation, UFC president Dana White finally accepted defeat and pushed back the event.

But, despite the pandemic still being at large, UFC 249 DOES go ahead this weekend, and here’s everything you need to know about the fight card, what time it starts, and how you can watch it from the UK.

What Time Does It Start?

UFC 249 will start at 1am UK time, but the main card is expected to get underway at around 3am. It’s expected that Ferguson and Gaethje will be in the Octagon around 5am, but of course, that can all change.

How Can I Watch UFC 249?

The event will be on BT Sport 1, and you can stream the full show on the BT Sport app or through their website.

Full Fight Card

Main Card

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje

Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz

Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar

Greg Hardy vs Yorgan de Castro


Preliminary Card

Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis

Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabrício Werdum

Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson

Early Preliminary Card

Vicente Luque vs Niko Price

Bryce Mitchell vs Charles Rosa

Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey

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