If UFC 249 still gets made on April 18, we’ll have a brand new main event to entertain us.
Following the withdraw of the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC found a new opponent for Tony Ferguson and his name is Justin Gaetthje.
The bout is scheduled to be for the interim lightweight championship which means the winner of this fight will get a title shot when the coronavirus outbreak is not terrorizing the world.
UFC President Dana White was the one who broke the news via Twitter:
The fight is signed and is 100% ON LIVE on ESPN somewhere on EARTH!!!! 😃@TonyFergusonXT vs @Justin_Gaethje is LIVE on @espn+ PPV April 18th for the interim lightweight belt! pic.twitter.com/aH44zg5K30
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 6, 2020
11 days before the fight, there is no information about where the clash will take place since White said he won’t be giving any info to the media.
US sources are reporting that the fight will go on without fans and it will be staged somewhere on the US west coast. Both Ferguson and Gaethje last fought against Donald Cerrone, defeating him via TKO.