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Dana White says Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for an interim title at UFC 249 is a 'no-brainer'

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The UFC will crown a new interim lightweight champion once again.

After undisputed lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov ended up stuck in Dagestan – and forced out of UFC 249 – due to his home nation’s travel ban, the promotion swiftly found Tony Ferguson a new opponent, in the form of top contender Justin Gaethje.

As well as being a replacement main event, the fight will also feature a replacement title, with UFC president Dana White announcing that Ferguson’s tussle with Gaethje would be for a newly-instituted interim 155-pound title. White said making the replacement matchup was an easy task.

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Dana White says he's 'securing a private island' for fights, promises safe UFC 249


UFC president Dana White insists UFC 249 won’t be a one-off return to action: The fight schedule will be in full swing again beginning April 18.

But where will these fights take place? According to White, the short-term will see events go down at the same still-undisclosed location as UFC 249 on April 18. After that, though, he claims the promotion will be setting up shop on a private island.



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Revamped UFC 249 lineup features Andrade-Namajunas 2, Ngannou-Rozenstruik, more

ESPN | "somewhere on EARTH!!!!"

Main Card
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje – for interim lightweight title
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
Yorgan De Castro vs. Greg Hardy
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens

Preliminary Card
ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET

Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
Alexander Hernandez vs. Omar Morales
Ray Borg vs. Marlon Vera

Preliminary Card
ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET

Michael Johnson vs. Khama Worth
Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann

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