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The UFC 249 Notebook

It’s UFC 249 Fight Week.

Crossfire predictions are up.

Dana White’s worst nightmare is happening. UFC 249 has its first positive test for COVID-19.

If you’re looking to wager a little something on Saturday’s fights, check this out.

The official weigh-in results are as follows:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+ 10PM ET/7PM PT)

MAIN EVENT

Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155)

CO-MAIN EVENT

Henry Cejudo (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)

Francis Ngannou (261.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (260)

Jeremy Stephens (150.5)* vs. Calvin Kattar (146)

Greg Hardy (265.5) vs.Yorgan De Castro (262)

ESPN PRELIMS, (8PM ET/5PM PT)

Anthony Pettis (170.5) vs. Donald Cerrone (171)

Aleksei Oleinik (227.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (243)

Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)

Uriah Hall (186) vs. Jacare Souza (186) * (scrapped due to Souza testing positive for COVID-19)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS (6PM ET/3PM PT)

Vicente Luque (170) vs. Niko Price (170.5)

Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Charles Rosa (146)

Ryan Spann (206) vs. Sam Alvey (205)

In case you need another distraction, Dana White and Bob Arum are at it again.

The UFC has released Inside the Octagon, featuring familiar U.K. commentators John Gooden and Dan Hardy sharing analysis of the main event. Check it out below.

Update: And UFC 249 Embedded is now up:

UFC 249 is scheduled for the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Current bouts include:

#1 TONY FERGUSON (25-3-0) VS. #4 JUSTIN GAETHJE (21-2-0)

HENRY CEJUDO (15-2-0) VS. DOMINICK CRUZ (22-2-0)

#2  FRANCIS NGANNOU (14-3-0) VS. #6 JARINHO ROZENSTRUIK (10-0-0)

#6 DONALD CERRONE (36-14-0) VS. #15 ANTHONY PETTIS (22-10-0)

#7 CARLA ESPARZA (15-6-0) VS. #8 MICHELLE WATERSON (17-7-0)

#12 ALEKSEI OLEINEIK (58-13-1) VS. FABRICIO WERDUM (23-8-1)

#10 URIAH HALL (15-9-0) VS. #14 RONALDO SOUZA (26-8-0, 1NC) * (scrapped due to Souza testing positive for COVID-19)

#7 JEREMY STEPHENS (28-17-0, 1NC) VS. #9 CALVIN KATTAR (20-4-0)

GREG HARDY (5-2-0, 1NC) VS. YORGAN DE CASTRO (5-0-0)

#7 VICENTE LUQUE  (17-7-1) VS. NIKO PRICE (14-3-0, 1NC)

BRYCE MITCHELL (12-0-0) VS. CHARLES ROSA (12-3-0)

RYAN SPANN (17-5-0) VS. SAM ALVEY (33-13-0, 1NC)

The UFC also has events scheduled for May 13 and May 16 as well as “Fight Island,” White’s secluded island battleground at a later date.

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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