UFC 249 is the first major sporting event since the coronavirus. Ushering in a new look for sports, too. One without fans and amid several safety precautions.
The fear combat sports fans have had in an attempt to return to some form of normalcy was jarred once again Friday as Jacaré Souza tests positive for coronavirus.
Consensus No. 1 ranked Lightweight Tony Ferguson will take on No. 4 Justin Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight championship at UFC 249.
Even before they check in to the hotel, every fighter, coach, cameraman, journalist and UFC employee arriving is immediately directed to a screening station.
UFC 249 is ready to rumble on Saturday, as a main event showdown between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the lightweight interim title bout highlights the monster card.
Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes UFC’s plans to reopen the octagon. The fighter — and firefighter — does have some concerns, though.
On May 9th, UFC 249 is set to take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
UFC 249 is back on, and William Hill’s odds for the card are back up. The main event is still intact as Tony Ferguson (25-3) and Justin Gaethje (21-2) will square off.
The UFC is returning to competition on May 9 for three shows without fans in eight days in Jacksonville, Florida.
With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests fans wouldn’t feel safe attending games anyway without a COVID-19 vaccine.
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