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Start time, schedule TV live stream UFC 249 - Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje

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UFC 249 tonight Ferguson vs Gaethje: How to watch, fight card, schedule, TV live stream start time un US, UK, Australia and other countries.

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What time is live stream TV ÙC 249 Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje?

It took several twists and turns, but UFC 249 is finally set to get underway. After 587 days, live sports are back in America.

After being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic on the event's original date of April 18, the UFC managed to relocate the event to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., for May 9.

The previous main event is still intact as Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will battle for the interim lightweight championship and an opportunity to face Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year for the right to be the undisputed UFC lightweight champion.

Everything you need to know about UFC 249, including the time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch the event:

SCHEDULE, START TIME UFC 249: FERGUSON VS. GAETHJE

  • Date: Saturday, May 9
  • Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
  • PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
  • Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)

UFC 249 takes place Saturday, May 9.

The early prelims begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, the prelims are at 8 p.m. ET, and the pay-per-view portion begins at 10 p.m. ET. Ferguson and Gaethje are expected to hit the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the earlier fights.

Here are start times for the PPV main card in other countries:

  • Schedule UFC 249 in Australia: 2 p.m./12 p.m. AEST/AWST (Sunday)
  • Schedule UFC 249 in Brazil: 11 p.m. BRT
  • Schedule UFC 249 in Germany: 4 a.m. CET (Sunday)
  • Schedule UFC 249 in Italy: 4 a.m. CET (Sunday)
  • Schedule UFC 249 in Japan: 11 a.m. JST (Sunday)
  • Russia: 5 a.m. MSK (Sunday)
  • Schedule UFC 249 in Spain: 4 a.m. CET (Sunday)
  • Schedule UFC 249 in United Kingdom: 3 a.m. GMT (Sunday)

The event was originally scheduled for April 18 in Brooklyn, but the UFC had to find a new venue after the coronavirus shut down New York, and much of the country. UFC president Dana White tried to keep the same date but relocate the event to the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in Lemoore, Calif., but ultimately had to postpone the card.

Finally, after weeks of trying to find a way to push ahead, White was able to find a new date and site for UFC 249, for May 9 in Jacksonville, Fla without fans.

The highly anticipated card is headlined by Tony Ferguson (25-3) and Justin Gaethje (21-2) for the interim lightweight title. Khabib Nurmagomedov was Ferguson's original opponent, but he was replaced by Gaethje because of travel restrictions not allowing him to leave his native Russia amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Still, the Ferguson vs. Gaethje battle will provide plenty of excitement, and the winner will have a shot at Nurmagomedov. And the rest of the card has plenty to offer — the UFC is calling it the most stacked card in its history — including a co-main event of Henry Cejudo vs. Dominic Cruz for the bantamweight title.

History in the octagon between Ferguson and Gaethje?

No, they never have fought against one another before, but that doesn’t mean it will lack fireworks. Ferguson enters on a 12-match winning streak, having not lost in almost eight years. He’s a thrilling fighter who rarely disappoints and will be facing a man known as “The Highlight.” Gaethje has reeled off three straight wins, most recently defeating Donald Cerrone last fall.

Ferguson hasn't loss since May 2012, having rattled off 12 straight victories and defeating the likes of Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone to name a few.

Gaethje counts a winning streak of his own, having won three consecutive bouts after back-to-back losses.

Both Ferguson and Gaethje stopped Cerrone in their last time out, in June and September 2019, respectively.

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Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje face off during the UFC 249 official weigh-in


Facts you must to know about UFC 249

Where is UFC 246 taking place?

All the action will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

When is the Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight?

Saturday, May 9, 2020. The five-fight main card starts at 10 p.m.

What’s the full fight card?

MAIN CARD

· Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje (lightweight)

· Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz (bantamweight)

· Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (heavyweight)

· Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar (featherweight)

· Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro (heavyweights)

PRELIMS

· Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone (lightweight)

· Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight)

· Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson (strawweight)

EARLY PRELIMS

· Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price (welterweight)

· Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa (featherweight)

· Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey (light heavyweight)

How can I watch UFC 246?

Main Card: 10 PM ET on ESPN+ PPV

The pay-per-view UFC event costs $64.99.

New ESPN+ subscribers (or existing ESPN+ subscribers on monthly plans) can purchase a bundle that includes one UFC PPV and a 1-year subscription for $84.98, a savings of more than 25%.

Prelims: 8PM ET on ESPN

Early Prelims: 6:30PM ET on FIGHT PASS

What are the odds for Ferguson vs. Gaethje and who’s favored to win?

Ferguson (-190) is the favorite over Gaethje (+160), via William Hill Sportsbook.

UFC 249 TV, LIVE STREAM INFOMATION

In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The ESPN+ pay-per-view main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.

In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on TSN and RDS, and the PPV main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN, and the PPV main card is on Main Event and Fetch TV, plus UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In Brazil, the prelims and main card are on Combate.

In the UK, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport, and the main card is available on BT Sport.

In Germany, Spain and Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com.

UFC 249 PPV PRICE FOR FERGUSON VS. GAETHJE

UFC 249 PPV: $64.99

In the U.S., the main card of UFC 249 is available via pay per view on ESPN+ for $64.99 for current ESPN+ subscribers.

For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 249 and an ESPN+ annual subscription is $84.98.

Pricing globally varies, depending on region and platform.

UFC 249 FIGHT CARD

PPV MAIN CARD

  • 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

PRELIMS

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis; Welterweight
  • Alexey Oleynik vs. Fabricio Werdum; Heavyweight
  • Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson; Women's Strawweight
  • Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price; Welterweight
  • Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa; Featherweight
  • Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey; Light heavyweigh
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