ESPN announced on Tuesday that the promotion will call its next event UFC 249, although the event has been previously postponed and is now taking place on the same date as UFC 250 was scheduled. With their event in place, the UFC would now have a home for the combat card to take place.
Originally scheduled for Brooklyn, New York, then Tachi Palace, California, UFC 249 continued to search for a destination for the event, and on Tuesday it was revealed. According to a report by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, citing several sources, UFC 249 is heading for Florida, although an exact location has not been indicated.
Earlier this month, the Governor of Florida deemed WWE to be a critical endeavor, which paved the way for MMA events in the state, as long as safety and health guidelines were followed and it was a closed event.
Also according to the MMA Fighting report, the Florida State Boxing Commission told the store that it was ready to regulate professional sports production, which means that the UFC could take place if all safety precautions were followed and followed.
There would be three scheduled title bouts for the UFC 249 à la carte, but bantam and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes told CBS Sports on Monday that she would not fight on May 9 because she wants a full training camp before his scheduled fight against Felicia Spencer.
UFC 249 is slated to be titled in an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje and the co-main event will be a bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and former champion Dominick Cruz.
With the Nunes-Spencer fight at the end of the event, it is unclear what changes or additions will be made to the event, but the full fight card was reported by ESPN earlier this month.
The UFC did not officially announce its plans for UFC 249 on May 9, but there are signs that the event will take place in Florida.
This article was first published on BJPenn.com on 04/21/2020