UFC 249 fight week begins; 2 more cards announced


UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira

Quick upon the heels of UFC 249, the next event takes place on May 14 (Asia time) with UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira. In the main event of the Thursday morning event, it’s a clash of light heavyweight contenders, as #3 ranked Anthony Smith faces off with #8 ranked Glover Teixeira. In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux makes his heavyweight debut against Ben Rothwell.

Also made official are the following bouts:

  • Alex Hernandez vs Drew Dober
  • Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg
  • Karl Roberson vs Marvin Vettori
  • Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins
  • Michael Johnson vs Thiago Moises
  • Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras
  • Hunter Azure vs Brian Kelleher


UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris

Three days later, on May 17 (Asia time), the Octagon will play host to the heavyweight showdown between #9 Walt Harris and #8 Alistair Overeem, as well as the strawweight matchup between #6 Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill.

A battle of the bantamweight rankers will see surging Chinese sensation #13 Song Yadong meet Brazil’s thrilling #14 Marlon Vera.

Also set for that night will be the following bouts:

  • #15 Dan Ige vs #11 Edson Barboza
  • Eryk Anders vs Krzysztof Jotko
  • Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland
  • Mike Davis vs Giga Chikadze
  • Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella
  • Darren Elkins vs Nate Landwehr
  • Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don’Tale Mayes


UFC Fight Night Perth

Due to current state and national restrictions on public gatherings and travel, UFC 251 originally scheduled for Perth, Western Australia on Sunday, June 7 has been postponed. UFC looks forward to returning to Perth in the near future with a PPV event in partnership with Tourism Western Australia.

Fans can register their interest to receive date, ticketing and bout information at www.ufc.com/perth.


UFC 249

May 10 (Asia time)

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Main Card (10am, Shanghai)

  • Interim lightweight title: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje
  • Bantamweight title: Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
  • Heavyweight: #2 Francis Ngannou vs #6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Featherweight: #7 Jeremy Stephens vs #9 Calvin Kattar
  • Heavyweight: Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro

Preliminary Card (8am, Shanghai)

  • Welterweight: #15 Anthony Pettis vs #6 Donald Cerrone
  • Heavyweight: #12 Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum
  • Strawweight: #7 Carla Esparza vs #8 Michelle Waterson
  • Middleweight: #10 Uriah Hall vs #14 Ronaldo Souza

Early Prelims (6:30am, Shanghai)

  • Welterweight: #13 Vicente Luque vs Niko Price
  • Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell vs Charles Rosa
  • Light heavyweight: Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey


Please visit the official card here: https://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-249.

Live broadcast, May 10, Sunday:

International: UFC Fight Pass https://ufcfightpass.com/live/136388

Singapore, SEA: Fox Sports Asia https://tv.foxsportsasia.com/

China: BesTV, PPTV http://sports.pptv.com/sportslive?sectionid=171899&matchid=

Japan: Wowow https://www.wowow.co.jp/sports/ufc/info/detail_200114.html

South Korea: SpoTV http://www.spotvon.co.kr/P/index.asp

Further broadcasts and broadcast information in Asia:

India: Sony TEN 2 https://www.sonypicturessportsnetwork.com/schedule/SonyTEN2/today

Indonesia: TV One https://www.facebook.com/tvOneNewshttps://www.viva.co.id/tvone/live

Mongolia: SPS HD TV http://www.zuragt.mn/sport/?date=2020-01-19

Philippines: TV 5 ESPN http://tv5.com.ph/schedule

Thailand: RS Channel 8 https://www.thaich8.com/schedule_detail/43


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Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi

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