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UFC 249 fight card: Who is fighting on the Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje bill after Khabib withrawal?

The Sun

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UFC 249 is going ahead despite the global coronavirus pandemic, but there's 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?

Where will UFC 249 take place?

UFC 249 was supposed to take place in Brooklyn, but that 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" but definitely "on ESPN".

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

But it is now claimed White wants to sensationally purchase a private island to host UFC 249 safely.

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