After Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero at UFC 248, Dana White had planned to deliver the UFC super-fight we’ve all been waiting for as Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov defends his title against Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson. Though sadly, once again, the fight has been cancelled. But Ferguson will feature alongside the heavyweight beast that is Ngannou. UFC 249 will go on, just without these two.
The odds for the main card at UFC 249 are below. The prices are subject to change, so keep checking back with this page. The odds were last updated on April 7, 2020:
For UFC 249 we were due to head to the Brooklyn, in the Big Apple on the 18th of April, at the Barclay’s Center. However, as it stands Dana White is negotiating a new venue for UFC 249.
With a number of excellent fights on the card, including Tony Ferguson against the challenger Justin Gaethje as well as the return of “Thug” Rose Namajunas, UFC 249 is set to be the card of the year. We’ll give you all the very best UFC picks for you to get stuck into before the big day.
UFC 249 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
As we approach Easter, we’ll begin to hear more from the fighters at press conferences and get a look at the physicality of the fighters at the weigh-ins.
The contest between Khabib, fighting out of Russia, and the American Tony Ferguson has been one of the most highly-anticipated fights in recent memory. But has now been cancelled. There will be no Khabib vs Ferguson once again. Though Dana hasn't left us hanging and has filled the card with numerous great fights.
We will be reviewing the full UFC Odds for all the fights. There’s a lot to know about the card, so we’ll give some insight into what’s happening at UFC 249.
Francis Ngannou will face the mighty Jair Rozenstruik at UFC 249, while Justin Gaethje is the replacement for the Khabib and will face Ferguson. As the news comes in regarding the additional UFC 249 information we will update this page accordingly.
The UFC 249 has some excellent fights scheduled. Here’s a breakdown of the main card and undercard.
Tony Ferguson (25-3-0) vs Justin Gaethje (21-2-0)
Jéssica Andrade (20-6-0) vs Rose Namajunas (9-3-0)
Greg Hardy (28-16-0) vs Yorgan de Castro (20-3-0)
Jeremy Stevens (8-2-0) vs Calvin Kattar (23-6-0)
Magomed Ankalaev (13-1-0) vs Ion Cutelaba (15-5-0)
Francis Ngannou (14-3-0) vs Jair Rozenstruik (10-0-0)
Lyman Good (20-5-0) vs Belal Muhammad (15-3-0)
Uriah Hall (15-9-0) vs Ronaldo Souza (26-7-0)
Alexander Hernandez (11-2-0). vs Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer (9-0-0)
Gian Villante (17-11-0) vs Ben Rothwell (36-12-0)
Marlon Vera (15-5-1) vs Ray Borg (13-4-0)
Karl Roberson (9-2-0) vs Makhmud Muradov (2-0-0)
UFC 249 Odds, facts and previews for main fights
With so much to play for it’s important to get the full-picture before wagering on any of the bouts at UFC 249. Below you’ll get the latest from each fighter’s camp and what our reviewed and recommended sportsbooks think of each fighters’ chances.
Tony Ferguson (1.57) vs Justin Gaethje (2.30)
Tony Ferguson enters this one as the favourite having won every fight for years now. His unique style coupled with his relentless pace in the Octagon makes him a clear favourite. While Ferguson will be frustrated that he once again didn't get his fight against the champ, he will be fight ready and punish Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje has won his last three fights, including wins over Cerrone and Edson Barboza. While Gaethje's record isn't great, he has a lethal standup game and will punish Ferguson if he gives him an opportunity. Justin Gaethje hasn't got a great wrestling background or a great ground game which will be problematic on the night.
Jessica Andrade is the number one contender to Weili Zhang, but she was brutally beaten within 42seconds of the first round. She released a statement shortly after discussing the loss and how she felt it could have gone differently.
Rose Namajunas will come into this one as the bookies’ favourite, even though the UFC has her lower down in the rankings than Andrade. She shot to stardom after knocking out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in spectacular fashion at UFC 217.
Andrade is a top-contender and will certainly be worthy of a rematch against Zhang if she can get the win in this one. Andrade is one of the strongest women in the division and is capable of putting it on her opponents, but could be rocked of confidence after the loss in her last fight.
Calvin Kattar will enter this fight having lost out to the Russian to Zabit Magomedsharipov via decision, with the result being protested against by some in Kattar’s corner.
Stephens has 19 wins by knockout on his record and is always a real aggressor inside the Octagon. He will travel to New York having lost out in his last fight against Yair Rodriguez in what was a brutal fight.
Jeremy hasn’t won a fight in almost 2 years, which makes Calvin the favourite across most sportsbooks. Kattar looked solid in his last fight, although he lost, and we peg him to go out there again and put on a performance against Stephens.