UFC 249

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UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 18, 2020 (2020-04-18)
VenueBarclays Center
CityBrooklyn, New York
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night 172 UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson UFC Fight Night 173

UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on April 18, 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States.[1][2][3]


A UFC Lightweight Championship bout between the current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner and former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been slated to headline this event.[1] The pairing has previously been scheduled and cancelled for various reasons on four separate occasions (The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale, UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans, UFC 209 and UFC 223) over the last four years.[4][5][6][7]

While not officially announced by the organization, a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Jeremy Stephens was expected to take place UFC 248.[8] However, Stephens was removed from the card in mid-January with an injury. The pairing is expected to be left intact and rescheduled for this event.[9][10]

Fight card[edit]

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Tony Ferguson [a]
Women's Strawweight Jéssica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
Middleweight Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
Heavyweight Ben Rothwell vs. Gian Villante


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mark La Monica. "Khabib vs. Ferguson set for UFC 249 at Barclays". newsday.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  2. ^ "UFC confirms Khabib vs Ferguson date & location | Vestnik Kavkaza". vestnikkavkaza.net. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL: UFC confirms Khabib vs Ferguson date & location". rtinternational.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  4. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-10-30). "Edson Barboza steps in for Khabib Nurmagomedov to face Tony Ferguson at TUF Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  5. ^ Damon Martin (2016-04-05). "Tony Ferguson out; Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira set as new main event". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  6. ^ Marc Raimondi (2017-03-03). "UFC releases statement on Khabib Nurmagomedov". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  7. ^ Harkness, Ryan (2018-04-01). "You won't believe how Tony Ferguson injured his knee and ended up off UFC 223". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn and Nolan King (2020-01-05). "Calvin Kattar, Jeremy Stephens agree to UFC 248 clash in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  9. ^ Nolan King (2020-01-16). "Jeremy Stephens injured, out of planned UFC 248 bout vs. Calvin Kattar; rescheduling expected". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  10. ^ Nolan King (2020-01-23). "Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens in the works for UFC 249". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  11. ^ "UFC 249 | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA. "Sensatie debutanten Khama Worthy en Ottman Azaitar treffen elkaar tijdens UFC 249 in Brooklyn". Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  13. ^ Redactie (2020-01-23). "Heavyweight clash between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Ciryl Gane added to UFC 249 in Brooklyn". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2020-01-23.(in Dutch)
  14. ^ "Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras booked for UFC 249". MMA Junkie. 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2020-01-25.