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UFC 249 fight card: Who is fighting on the bill of Ferguson vs Gaethje after Khabib pulled out?

The Sun

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UFC 249 is going ahead despite coronavirus, but there has been a change in the main event.

Tony Ferguson will now fight Justin Gaethje, who is stepping in after lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov flew to Russia and was unable to leave due to coronavirus.

What is the UFC 249 fight card?

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje is now the only confirmed fight at UFC 249.

The initial card is as follows, but it is not known whether any of these fights will now go ahead.

Where will UFC 249 take place?

UFC 249 was supposed to take place in Brooklyn, but this is no longer possible due to New York being the epicentre of America's coronavirus epidemic.

When he announced the new fight, Dana White simply tweeted that it will take place "somewhere on Earth".

The UFC boss is reportedly looking for a venue on the West Coast, where the event may even be allowed to go ahead with fans.

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