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How to watch UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje live in Canada

Tony Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship as some professional sport returns in Jacksonville in the United States.

UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje isn’t quite the headline act originally promised. Though the card itself is a blockbuster and most people won’t care too much as they finally have some top-level professional sport to watch.

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was putting his undefeated record on the line against Ferguson, but the coronavirus pandemic and travel bans meant he was unable to confirm his place on the card.

What time does Ferguson vs Gaethje UFC 249 start in Canada?

First set for April 18, it is now scheduled to get underway on Saturday May 9. The early prelims start at 6:30pm ET. Cowboy Cerrone headlines the prelims which start at 8pm ET. The 5-fight main card then commences at 10PM EDT.

How to watch UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje

In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass. The prelim card is on TSN and RDS and then you have a wide range of options for the main card. BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on sports streaming service UFC Fight Pass are all options for you to consider depending on your geographical location.

Watch UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje on UFC Fight Pass

The early prelims are only on UFC Fight Pass. You can then watch the main card on UFC PPV through UFC Fight Pass. Subscriptions to UFC Fight Pass are $9.99/month or $95.99 for an annual pass. New subscribers can access a free 7-day trial. To get the main card on UFC PPV, it costs $64.99 for Ferguson vs Gaethje.

It is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, ROKU, Xbox, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, plus SONY TVs with Android TV.

UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje full card

Main card

  • Interim Lightweight title fight: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje
  • Bantamweight title fight: Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
  • Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar
  • Heavyweight: Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro

Prelims

  • Welterweight: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone
  • Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum
  • Women’s strawweight: Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson
  • Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Souza

UFC 249 preview

Instead, Justin Gaethje has stepped in at short notice for a night of mixed martial arts that was originally slated for April 18 at an undisclosed location. Now it’s back at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on a night when there will be no fans in the stadium. It is the first of three UFC events being held over eight days at the same venue.

The UFC’s much vaunted private island was a mooted venue, while it was first scheduled to take place in Brooklyn before the event itself was postponed indefinitely.

Headlined by the interim Lightweight Championship fight between Ferguson and Gaethje, Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will also defend his belt against former champion Dominick Cruz.

Heavyweight standouts Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will also face off, along with a clash of veteran contenders Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on a packed card.

Women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas last month tragically withdrew from her co-main event with Jessica Andrade due to two coronavirus deaths in her family.

Who will win UFC 249 Ferguson vs Gaethje?

Even though Nurmagomedov isn’t involved, this is considered just about the second best option out there and has fight fans excited. These are two fighters with incredibly high work rates who move forward at just about all times.

Gaethje has a record of 21-2 and has won his last 3 fights in devastating fashion, all inside the first round. Ferguson’s record is 25-3 and he is on an extraordinary 12-fight winning run. You can see why everyone is so hopeful this fight goes ahead.

Ferguson is unsurprisingly the favourite considering his winning run. But this really could go either way. We’ll opt for Ferguson by split decision.

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