For most UFC fans, the upcoming UFC 249 is going to be the biggest UFC event this year. Folks have been slating it as the biggest fight in the history of the UFC lightweight division.
What is it about?
The UFC 249 will involve the unbeatable champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who is willing to put his current title on the line against Tony Ferguson.
Tony Ferguson, on the other side, is the winner of 12 in a row, has the confidence to take on Nurmagomedov in one of the most expected UFC events this year.
Nurmagomedov has perfected his record at 28-0 and looking for the 29-0 in the upcoming event. That record includes the victories over Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
In this card, the bout between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson is indeed the highlight of the event. However, people are also looking forward to watching the rematch between top-ranked Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas. Meanwhile, Gian Villante will take on Ben Rothwell in the heavyweights battle. Then the other event is Jeremy Stephens who will be taking on Calvin Kattar in the featherweight bout.
When and Where
The Date of the event is April 18, 2020. It will take place at Barclays Center in the City of Brooklyn, New York. The UFC 249: Khabib vs Ferguson is around the corner. Produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, this event is going to make people flock to New York City. Left alone the audiences in the venue, people in the same city will also gather around and witness the moment of truth.
Headlining this event, the UFC Lightweight Championship bout will make these two fighters involved in the octagon: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. It is actually great news for both of the fans because this pairing has previously been canceled for some reason. The initiation started four years ago. Since then, the organizers have been canceling the schedule for many reasons. Over the last four years, both MMA fans have been expecting that this bout to come true. Now, it is the time for the moment of truth.
How to watch UFC 249 live stream online from anywhere
The TV cable is not an option for the cord cutters. The officials have confirmed that it is going to be a PPV event. Well, it is not surprising news since most of the big battles always bring up the PPV tagline in its name. Back then, Nurmagomedov won the vacant UFC lightweight championship at the UFC 223. He successfully defended the belt twice. Therefore, it will be the third event he is defending the belt. You will want to reserve the live streaming option if you want to catch up with the games from your favorite places.
Back then in 2017, that moment should be the best moment to meet them. But Ferguson experienced an injury and was absent from the game due to that injury. Khabib wants to fight the Octagon several times with Ferguson. But for various reasons, they wouldn’t make it to the octagon. But now, the situation has changed.
It is the fifth time that the UFC has planned for the specific battle. Ones said that it is the fifth as the charm. The first four scheduled bouts were cancelled due to various reasons. But the most prevalent reason that the bout was not happening is because of the injuries that they had to take care first.
Nurmagomedov has left the battlefield twice for the same reason. Ferguson was also sidelined twice for the same reason. It is not a new thing that both Khabib and Ferguson were two best fighters in the lightweight division. So, it is normal to think that the bout should be happening no matter what. That’s why Dana White was willing to book the fight for the fifth time. Well, it is like that fifth has officially been the charming.
What about the odds?
Khabib was a favorite of -200. Meanwhile, Ferguson odds have changed to +170. Nurmagomedov opened with a preference of -250. Imagine how much this fighter managed to rise when paired with Ferguson.
Many experts agree with the possibilities that Ferguson could be the biggest threats for Nurmagomedov. Some professional fighters also sounded the same opinions. Looking at the paper of statistics, Nurmagomedov must be careful when fighting Ferguson. Ferguson has the ability to quickly recover after taking the damage. It is not going to be an easy fight for the both fighters.