UFC 249 Card, Time, Predictions, Best Bets

“We’ll see you soon. We will be the first event back. We’ll be the first sport back still.” -Dana White

Here we are. The man was true to his word. After an almost two-month hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC is officially back. With “Fight Island” on ice for events in June and beyond, UFC 249 will take place this Saturday live from Jacksonville, Florida, and I’ll tell you, the card is stacked. 

There are 15 ranked fighters sprinkled across the card, two titles will be up for grabs and the main event will be absolute fireworks. The self-proclaimed lightweight title holder, Tony Ferguson, looks to be the first to win two interim titles. Standing in his way will be No. 4-ranked Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje, who will be stepping in as champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is held up with travel restrictions and unable to make it to the states due to the pandemic.

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