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Twitter reacts to Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje interim title fight at UFC 249

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje will headline UFC 249 “somewhere on this planet” come April 18, according to Dana White.
With Khabib Nurmagomedov unable to compete because of Russia's travel ban during the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC cobbled together Ferguson vs. Gaethje for the interim lightweight title , and unsurprisingly the MMA world went a little nuts.
On paper, Ferguson and Gaethje is a dream matchup. The pair have 17 fight-night bonuses between them and have put on some of the most entertaining fights in 155-pound history. Having them meet under these conditions, however, is...
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UFC 249: Tony Ferguson to face Justin Gaethje for interim title

1 month ago   |   By Newsday

There's a new main event for UFC 249, but still no venue announced
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Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje official for UFC 249; location remains unknown

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje official for UFC 249; location remains unknown

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Justin Gaethje will step in for Khabib Nurmagomedov and fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249 - assuming the event happens April 18 as planned.
After champion Nurmagomedov was forced to withdraw from his anticipated title defense against Ferguson because of Russia's travel ban during the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC searched for a new fight to serve as the UFC 249 main event.
Gaethje got the call, and the UFC announced the booking Monday.
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- UFC April 6, 2020
The major caveat, of course, is that UFC 249 still does not...
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Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje Set for UFC 249 Fight Card After Khabib's Exit

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje on April 18 for the interim lightweight championship, UFC president Dana White confirmed on Monday: The fight comes in the wake ...
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OFFICIAL: Ferguson to face Gaethje in UFC 249 main event as Khabib sidelined in Russian coronavirus lockdown

OFFICIAL: Ferguson to face Gaethje in UFC 249 main event as Khabib sidelined in Russian coronavirus lockdown

1 month ago   |   By RT

UFC 249 officially has a new headline fight after Dana White confirmed Justin Gaethje will step in to face Tony Ferguson. Gaethje replaces lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is in coronavirus lockdown in Russia.
White confirmed the main event for the April 18 event, which he is adamant will go ahead despite coronavirus restrictions in place around the world.
There is still no official word on the location of the show, but reports suggest it will be held on the West Coast of the US, potentially even on tribal lands which are not subject to state athletic commission...
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Silver linings? Fans will mourn Khabib's removal from UFC 249, but Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje could serve up a barnstormer

Silver linings? Fans will mourn Khabib's removal from UFC 249, but Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje could serve up a barnstormer

1 month ago   |   By RT

It may not be exactly what we wanted to headline UFC 249 but Justin Gaethje stepping in for Khabib Nurmagomedov against Tony Ferguson later this month is still potentially a fight fan's dream.
Gaethje is the odds-on favorite to replace the Russian UFC lightweight champion in the event's headliner after his seemingly cursed fight with Tony Ferguson was canceled for a FIFTH time owing to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus.
Dana White says Khabib is OUT of UFC 249 after fake account dupes fans into thinking Putin stepped in to save fight with Ferguson
But what exactly...
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