Poster For UFC 249 In Brooklyn Released
One of the most highly-anticipated fights in UFC history is almost at our front door. UFC 249 features UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov facing Tony Ferguson, a bout that is in its fifth time being booked. Taking place in Brooklyn on April 18, the hope is that after five years the two will finally face off when Bruce Buffer calls out their name.
In anticipation for the fight, the UFC has released the official poster for the event.
THE WAIT IS OVER! 🏆
— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2020
Fans all over social media felt a sense of joy over the poster, but were still worried something will happen to this cursed fight.
Nurmagomedov (28-0) is looking to defend his Lightweight Title for the third time. He recently beat Dustin Poirier back at UFC 242 via submission. Since joining the UFC in 2012, Khabib is 12-0. Ferguson (25-3) is on a 12-fight win streak. He last fought Donald Cerrone back in June at UFC 238, beating him via second-round TKO.
Not on the poster but mentioned is a rematch between former Strawweight Champion’s Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas. “Thug Rose’s” (8-4) last fight was against Andrade back in May, losing the title she won from Joanna Jedrzejczyk via KO. It was a fight in which Rose dominated the entire fight until a slam on her head ended the bout. Andrade (20-7) only defended the title once, losing it to Weili Zhang back in August via TKO.
UFC 249 takes place inside the Barclays Center. Other bouts scheduled for the event include:
– Jeremy Stephens v. Calvin Kattar
– Karl Roberson v. Makhmud Muradov
– Shamil Abdurakhimov v. Ciryl Gane
– Uriah Hall v. Ronaldo Souza
– Lyman Good v. Belal Muhammad
– Ben Rothwell v. Gian Villante
– Khama Worthy v. Ottman Azaitar
– Sijara Eubanks v. Sarah Moras