UFC 249 Pre-Fight Videos
UFC 249 goes down on April 18th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The UFC‘s fourth pay-per-view card of the year will see the highly anticipated UFC lightweight title fight between the champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and the former interim champion Tony Ferguson, in the main event.
The two have been scheduled to meet four times previously, going back to December 2015, when Khabib broke a rib before the fight. They were then set to meet again four months later but Ferguson was forced out due to blood/fluid on his lungs. Almost a year later, Khabib botched his weight cut. And then ahead of UFC 223 in 2018, Ferguson ruptured his LCL ligament when he tripped over some cables whilst carrying out media obligations.
While Khabib played it cool in the lead up to UFC 229, when he fought Conor McGregor and didn’t let the Irishman get under his skin, the same can’t be said for Ferguson. ‘El Cucuy’ appears to have the knack of irritating the champion.
In the UFC 249 co-main event, Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas are set to rematch in the UFC strawweight division. The Brazilian knocked out ‘Thug’ Rose at UFC 237 to win the title. Andrade went on to lose the title to Zhang Weili at UFC Shenzhen. Both former champions will be looking to put on a show in Brooklyn to earn a shot to reclaim the 115lbs belt.
As we get closer to UFC 249, we will post the very best pre-fight videos to this page, including the Embedded Series, Open Workouts, Face Offs, Weigh-ins and official promos. As well as the official weigh-in results.
And we will start off with the pre-fight press conference, which went down in Las Vegas, ahead of the UFC 248 ceremonial weigh-ins. The press conference featured Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and UFC president, Dana White.