UFC® returns to Barclays Center with one of the most anticipated title fights in UFC history, as undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov looks to defend his crown against No. 1 ranked contender Tony Ferguson. Also on the card, former strawweight champions rematch as Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas aim to secure another shot at the title.
In anticipation of this event, prior to the UFC 248: ADESANYA vs. ROMERO ceremonial weigh-ins, UFC will host a press conference with the main event athletes on Friday, March 6 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Members of the media who are credentialed for UFC 248: ADESANYA vs. ROMERO are automatically credentialed for this event.
UFC® 249: KHABIB vs. FERGUSON will take place Saturday, April 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and will stream live nationally on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. The press conference, which is free and open to the public, will also be streamed live on the ESPN app. WHO: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV, UFC lightweight champion TONY FERGUSON, No. 1 ranked lightweight contender WHAT: UFC® 249: KHABIB vs. FERGUSON Press Conference WHEN: Friday, March 6 – 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET Media check-in will start at 2:30 p.m. PT WHERE: T-Mobile Arena 780 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89158 Visit UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage. Please click here to apply for the event.
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