UFC 249 full fight card as Tony Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje

Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will headline a packed card at UFC 249 after the promotion pledged to continue during the coronavirus crisis.

Ferguson was due to challenge lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18 but the Russian withdrew having been able to secure a flight out his homeland.

Instead, Ferguson will take on Gaethje for the interim 155lb at a location in America which has yet to be announced.

And UFC president Dana White confirmed a full card for the event, while pledging to host events every week if possible, including on a private island.

Here is the full card for UFC 249 and all the confirmed details so far…

When is UFC 249?

UFC 249 will be held on April 18 at a location to be decided.

What time will the fights start?

The fights will likely start at 11pm UK time with the main card starting around 3am and the main event at around 5.30am.

What TV channel will they be on?

BT Sport will show the fights live but exact timings and details are yet to be confirmed.

What is the full card?

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje

Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas

Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro

Vicente Luque vs Niko Price

Calvin Kattar vs Jeremy Stephens

Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Souza

Alexander Hernandez vs Omar Morales

Ray Borg vs Marlon Vera

Michael Johnson vs Khama Worthy

Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras

Sam Alvey vs Ryan Spann

Latest news

The UFC plan to host events on a private island during the coronavirus crisis.

The flu-like virus has infected 1.27 million people globally and caused over 70,000 deaths and brought the sports world to a standstill, but the UFC plans to resume behind closed doors.

The organisation, which was forced to postpone three events, will resume its calendar with Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on April 18 and White said he had also found a new venue for that event after the Barclays Center in New York was ruled out.

"I locked this venue up for two months," White told TMZ Sports. "I have this venue for two months, and I'm setting up shop here. We're going to be pumping out fights every week."

With countries locking down borders and tightening travel restrictions, White said he had a way to get his stable of non-U.S. based fighters back in action.

"I'm also a day or two away from securing a private island… we're getting the infrastructure put in now, so I'm going to start doing the international fights, too," he added.

"I won't be able to get all of the international fighters into the U.S. so I'm going to start flying them off into the island and do international fights there.

"As of April 18, the UFC is back up and running."

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