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UFC 249 is back in Action, Ronaldo tests positive for Coronavirus and more

The high octane, blood soaking sports of the planet, UFC 249 is back in action amid Coronavirus pandemic.

Dana White
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UFC 249 is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which took place on May 9, 2020 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. On April 9, 2020 UFC president Dana White announced that UFC 249 was officially called off. The event was scheduled to start on April 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. But due to Coronovirus pandemic, ESPN, Disney and White had decided to cancel it until further notice.
On April 21, the UFC confirmed that UFC 249 would be moved to May 9.

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The event was divided into three sections, Early prelims, Preliminary card and Main card. Some match results are out till now.

EARLY PRELIMS MATCHES

Featherweight Category
Bryce Mitchell defeated Charles Rosa in R3

Light Heavyweight
Ryan Spanm defeated Sam Alvey in R3

PRELIMINARY CARD MATCHES

Women Strawweight
Carla Esparza defeated Michelle Waterson
in R3

Middleweight
Uriah Hall vs Ronaldo Souza (Cancelled)

Welterweight
• Vicente Luque knocked out Niko Price
in R3 03:37

• Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone in R3

Heavyweight                                                      Aleksei Oleinik defeated Fabricio Werdum in R3

In total 5 matches are left for the night, 5 in the Main card including the main event match between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.
“The match between Uriah Hall and Ronaldo Souza got cancelled because Ronaldo was tested positive for Coronavirus”.

Niko Price soaked in blood
Niko price after the match

Luque vs Price match is currently the highlight of UFC 249. Even after that many damages done on each other both the fighters were able to take the match to the third round. Other matches are still running, you can go watch UFC 249 on ESPN network.

Kumar Ujjal
Writer and Social Media manager of Infotonline.

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