, Henry Cejudo will defend his UFC
bantamweight title in opposition to
Dominick Cruz. The latter hasn’t fought in additional
than three years, however is raring
to step into the octagon.
will happen on the
VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment
in Jacksonville, Florida, and not using a reside viewers
can stream the big fight
on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. EDT. The early prelims and prelims will probably be out there to look at
on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning
at 6 p.m.
Extra fights to return
To maintain the motion going, UFC 249 has scheduled two extra battle nights on May 13 and 16.
Like Saturday night time‘s occasion, they, too, will probably be in VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment and closed to the general public, “with solely important personnel in attendance,” UFC stated.
“As we transfer step-by-step on the trail towards financial restoration, we’re proud to host these UFC occasions on the Vystar Veterans Memorial Enviornment,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry stated in a press release.
“The UFC group is a famend leisure model that is introduced a protected and smart plan to make use of this Jacksonville location, and we’re thrilled to have our metropolis highlighted nationally on ESPN and ESPN+.”
UFC 249 President Dana White advised CNN Sport
that the group
is taking correct
precautions to make sure well being
amid the coronavirus pandemic.
, now we have households
, too,” White stated
; I do not wish to harm
. I do not wish to
“This is not just a few loopy (operation), it is a properly thought out plan. We have had very, very good individuals, docs and folks which were concerned with the UFC for a really very long time engaged on this factor continuous because it began. We consider that now we have this factor in a spot the place it may be as protected as it could probably be.”
The UFC’s web site states: “All athletes and workers will probably be required to stick to numerous precautionary measures, resembling collaborating in superior medical screenings and temperature checks and following social distancing pointers.”