New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana – April 28, 2020 – The rescheduled UFC 249 has retained its main event, added some fights and produced a strong betting card for its May 9 event in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tony Ferguson remains the favorite against Justin Gaethje in the main event at BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites, although the line has tightened somewhat.
Ferguson is -167 and Gaethje is +155 for this fight, a battle for the interim lightweight title. Top-ranked Ferguson had been -190 and fourth-ranked Gaethje +155 for the original April 18 match-up, which was canceled because of coronavirus concerns.
With 17 combined post-fight performance bonuses, Ferguson and Gaethje have thrilled fans like no other duo over the last several years, defeating the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza.
In the co-main event, former world champion Dominick Cruz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to challenge Henry Cejudo for the UFC bantamweight crown. Cejudo is -220 and Cruz, who has not fought since 2016, is +185. Cejudo, the division champion, is the UFC’s third-ranked pound-for-pound top fighter.
Vicente Luque and Niko Price stage a rematch from their 2017 fight, in which Luque scored a second-round submission victory. Lugue is -278 and Price is +226.
• Greg Hardy -182 vs Yorgan DeCastro, +152
• Anthony Pettis -139 vs Donald Cerrone, +117
• Calvin Kattar -265 vs. Jeremy Stephens, + 211
• Ronaldo Souza -127 vs. Uriah Hall, +107
• Bryce Mitchell -186 vs Charles Rosa, +155
• Carla Esparza -155 vs Michelle Waterson, +130
• Fabricio Werdum -355 vs Aleksei Oleinik, +260
• Francis Ngannou -286 vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, +233
• Ryan Spann -420 vs Sam Alvey, +325
*Bouts are subject to change
The UFC also expects to hold additional UFC fights May 13 and 16, totaling eight in three days.
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