Is UFC 249 Possible With Change In Venue Mandated?

Published 03/19/2020, 8:45 AM EDT


The UFC has finally released a statement regarding the future of UFC 249. The UFC Universe has been under speculation regarding the fate of the event, with the Coronavirus rendering three of its upcoming events postponed.

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However, the good news is that the UFC did not go ahead with postponing the fourth event. While UFC Portland, UFC Columbus, and UFC London will now take place at an undecided date, UFC Brooklyn still lives. Unfortunately, the organization had to change the event’s location.

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Finally, a sigh of relief for those who had bought the tickets for the event. As the biggest fight in UFC history headlined the event, the stadium had already sold out maximum capacity.

Thus, with the speculations on cancellation and postponement flying around, people who had bought the tickets were nervous in anticipation. Well, not anymore.

The UFC Universe is also rejoicing at the fact that the organization is not giving up on UFC 249. After all, it is not every day that we get to see Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov battle it out in the octagon.

Where is UFC 249 most likely to be held?

While the UFC hasn’t canceled Khabib vs. Ferguson, it has been confirmed that the UFC is brainstorming a new venue. While most arenas will not be accessible at the moment because of the continually deteriorating situation, there are still some options that the UFC can exercise.

One of these being the UFC Apex Facility. The state-of-the-art arena is ready to use, and Dana White has hinted many-a-time that the Las Vegas octagon can always conduct events.

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Regardless of where the fight takes place, fans will probably be disallowed from attending the event. The UFC will undoubtedly take special care to ensure that there is minimal human presence during the event.

UFC President Dana White stated that the UFC always goes overboard with safety issues, and they plan to do the same this time around as well. Fans hope that their efforts to materialize the event pay off.

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Where do you think the UFC will hold UFC 249?

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