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The new trailer for UFC 249 will give you goosebumps!

"This is a massive event"

UFC 249, set for Jacksonville, Florida, on May 9th, and the official trailer just dropped. It was on the official twitter account for the UFC that the video was released, showcasing what is undoubtedly one of the most massive cards the UFC has ever produced.

The main event sees top contenders Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje compete for the interim lightweight title. Ferguson holds one of the division’s most impressive winning streaks with twelve consecutive victories. Gaethje sits on three straight wins, all via T/KO. Ferguson was originally supposed to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was forced out of the fight due to circumstances related to Covid-19.

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See the trailer for UFC 249 below.

Aside from a stellar main event, the co-main event showcases a bantamweight title fight between reigning king Henry Cejudo and former champion Dominick Cruz. Cejudo will be making his first defence of the belt since TKO’ing Marlon Moraes to win the title. Cruz is making his long-awaited return to the UFC after several years of injuries that have kept him sidelined.

“I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans,” UFC president Dana White wrote in a statement. “I want to give a big thanks to Mayor Curry, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State Boxing Commission executive director Patrick Cunningham for getting this thing done and giving us a venue to put on these incredible cards, as well as our media partners including ESPN and ESPN+, for bringing it to fans. My team is ready to go, and the fighters are excited to get back in there with these back-to-back events.”

May 9th UFC event fight card

  • Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje
  • Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
  • Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer
  • Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Yorgan De Castro vs. Greg Hardy
  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
  • Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa

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