It looks like UFC 249 Card will go ahead but in Florida.

WWU is currently conducting their activities outside of Sunshine State and it is believed that the Florida Boxing State Commission has confirmed that they are ready to run the MMA event so that it follows official guidelines regarding coronavirus.

WWE ran WrestleMania 36 from Orlando's Performance Center and has been tapping their television in Florida since early March.

UFC 249 Card

Originally, UFC 249 card was scheduled to take place in New York on April 18 with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson as the main event.

However, due to travel restrictions, lightweight champion Khabib is stuck in his own Russia, Justin Geith was chosen to replace him for the interim title fight, and UFC president Dana White is determined to hold an event as soon as possible.

It was supposed to run the next show on May 9th, outside their Apex facility in Las Vegas, but Nevada has a statewide permanent-home-order until April 30, and UFC officials hope the sanctions will be eased to host a closed-door stage show, Florida. The decision seems to have influenced.

The Florida State Boxing Commission has told MMA Fighting that they comply with state and national guidelines until a professional sports production is ready to be regulated.

During the epidemic, the Commission has already regulated a professional MMA event, assigning screenings for social distance and extended attendance to the show in a vacant setting, which will be considered a minimum at this point.

The plan was for the fighter to fly to Jacksonville and then fighters to move to a still unknown location

Along with Ferguson vs. Gaithsey, UFC 249 card bantamweight champion Henry Sejudo will be present to defend his title against former champion Dominic Cruz.

Earlier, White was determined to make UFC 249 card happen on April 18, in order to rent a private island now called 'Fight Island'.

It looks like UFC 249 fight card will go ahead but in Florida

UFC 249 fight card

In the end, ESPN and Disney intervened and told White to postpone the event because of a global pandemic.

Who can fight there?
The UFC has a way to run the show from their Apex facility as soon as the state of Nevada relaxes their living order.

A lockdown is currently in place and people can leave their homes until April 30 just to get the business they need.

The UFC is said to be expecting these obstacles to be "comfortable in the coming months", behind closed doors, and White said the event would be held "for the foreseeable future."


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Cancel UFC 249 card Original Card - Originally scheduled for April 18
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gathje - Lightweight
Greg Hardy vs. Jগrgen de Castro - Heavyweight
Vicente Luke vs. Nico Price - Welter Wait
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Francis Nagnau vs. Zyrginho Rosensarik - Heavyweight

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