UFC president Dana White vowed UFC 249 would go on, and he designed good on his assure, albeit with a new primary celebration.
White advised ESPN that Justin Gaethje would switch light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and experience Tony Ferguson on April 18 at a place to determined for the interim UFC light-weight title. White said a internet site is forthcoming on Monday.
The Ferguson-Gaethje battle arrives soon after numerous twists and turns that resulted in Nurmagomedov possessing to be changed in the primary celebration.
Nurmagomedov traveled dwelling to his native Dagestan soon after believing the battle with Ferguson would get spot in Abu Dhabi. Regrettably for him, the Russian government banned travel out of the region simply because of the coronavirus pandemic. That still left the UFC no preference but to take away Nurmagomedov from the battle. Once White obtained word Nurmagomedov was out, he commenced hunting for a replacement