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Not long to go now.

This weekend sees the UFC host their first live event since being forced to cancel a series of shows in the wake of the on-going coronavirus pandemic and ahead of Saturday’s UFC 249 card in Florida, the promotion whetted fight fans’ appetites by releasing the Ron Perlman-narrated opener for the show.

Check it out below:

The event will be headlined by an interim lightweight championship tussle between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, while the return of one of the greatest bantamweights of all time, Dominick Cruz, will co-main the show in a 135-pound world title bout with Henry Cejudo.

The main focus, though, is purely on the headliner and features two fighters seemingly incapable of putting on a less than stellar performance in the cage.

“The old saying is to always be ready,” Perlman announces of Gaethje in the video. “To pick up the phone when there’s a call to action. And who better to answer the bell than the human highlight reel himself.”


This weekend’s card is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. You can see the latest odds for all of the UFC 249 fights via the our official betting partner Parimatch