The UFC will host three eight-day occasions from May 9 to 16 in Jacksonville, Florida.
UFC President Dana White has introduced the official fight maps for two UFC Fight Night occasions in Jacksonville, Florida on May 13 and 16, based on ESPN's Brett Okamoto . The bouts will observe UFC 249, which takes place May 9 in Jacksonville.
The May 13 occasion can be highlighted by a light-weight fight between two former title contenders: Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith. Teixeira beforehand fought for the gentle heavyweight title at UFC 172, dropping to Jon Jones. Smith misplaced his title fight at UFC 235, additionally towards Jones. Teixeira and Smith had been initially scheduled to fight on April 25 in Nebraska, a plan that was deserted resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
For the May 16 occasion, the headliner can be a heavyweight fight with Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. Overeem misplaced in a heavyweight title fight towards Stipe Miocic at UFC 203. Overeem and Harris had been scheduled to fight on April 11 in Portland.
UFC 249 is featured in an interim light-weight title fight starring Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson.
The three UFC occasions in May will happen in the absence of followers.
Like the remainder of the world sports activities group, the UFC needed to postpone its occasions following COVID-19, but it surely has promised that it’ll at all times maintain all of its 42 occasions initially scheduled for 2020. Other MMA organizations have but to make plans for future occasions – the Bellator MMA schedule has been postponed till June, whereas the Professional Fighters League has suspended its 2020 season.