The main fight UFC 249 was to be the fight Tony Ferguson vs Habib Nurmagomedov.
In the U.S. Jacksonville (Florida) Saturday, may 9, will be the long-awaited evening of martial arts is the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) – UFC 249, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
The main event of the show will be the fight of the Americans Tony Ferguson and Justin Gati. At stake will be the WBC interim champion in the lightweight division. The bout is scheduled for 4:00 a.m. Sunday, may 10, in Kiev and Moscow time.
Recall that initially the main fight of the UFC 249 was to be the fight Tony Ferguson vs Habib Nurmagomedov, but the Russians refused to enter the octagon, referring to the isolation in a pandemic coronavirus.
WHERE TO WATCH FERGUSON GATEI
To see the standoff in Ukraine will be on the TV channel Setanta Sports.
Live broadcasting from the USA to Russia have planned to hold REN TV.
In addition, fans of martial arts will be able to follow UFC 249 on the official channel pramoxine UFC TV.
FORECAST FOR FERGUSON – GATEI
The favorite of the bout, Tony Ferguson. Rates on its victory are accepted with factor of 1.50. Indicators on the success Gati reach the level of 2.60.
The analysts firmly believe that the fight will last no more than two rounds. Quotation for the relevant item is equal to 1.67.
FEES FERGUSON – GATEI
Favorite fight is guaranteed to receive 500 thousand dollars. Ferguson can also expect a bonus of $90 thousand.
In turn Gati earn 150 thousand dollars. The same Justin will get if you win the fight.
In addition, both fighters receive bonuses from sales of paid translations.
WORDS BEFORE BATTLE
– I understand that I have the championship belt. I ought not to deprive of title. There is a big dunce, fatty Habib. He didn’t want to fight. He ran away like a dog, tail between his legs. Same with Conor. “I’m next, I’m next” – that’s what everyone said. But where are they? Why would I want to fight with Habib? Why should I fight what does not exist?
– I will fight until I finish Tony Ferguson or before I finish. That’s what I do, and here’s what I’ve always done. I have the necessary power to turn off his light, and I believe that will do it.
Dana white, UFC President:
– Time did not work to organize the fight Habib and Tony, you have to fight Ferguson – Gati, there is nothing to think. The winner will become the interim champion. I think everyone saw the words of Habib that he is ready to fight after Ramadan. People accused him that he is stuck in Russia, but Habib was telling the truth. None of us could foresee. We all make bad decisions, which he’s stuck in Russia. It’s not just his fault – we have failed. I also accept responsibility for it. But it so happened.