UFC’s Dana White already has another big event in the works

UFC’s Dana White already has another big event in the works

UFC president Dana White is trying his hardest to have MMA be the first sport back from the shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After being forced to postpone UFC 249, and announcing all UFC events had been put on hold, the company president is planning his next event for May 9 at a yet-to-be-determined location.

According to ESPN, White said he is working on the fight card for the event, despite UFC having to postpone events on March 21, March 28, April 11 and April 18 because of the coronavirus.

Next on UFC’s pay-per-view schedule is UFC 250, which was originally scheduled for May 9 in Rio de Janeiro. While the existing event will not happen in Brazil, White will try to arrange a different one for that date, and has a card in mind.

White told ESPN the fights would include one for the interim lightweight title between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, a fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title, and a female featherweight fight between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer.

Many bouts are still in the works, including one between Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, which, according to ESPN, has been verbally agreed to, but not finalized.

White said the targeted card, which may change, is: Ferguson vs. Gaethje, Cejudo vs. Cruz, Nunes vs. Spencer, Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar, Cerrone vs. Pettis, Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro, Alexei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum, Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Uriah Hall, Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price and Charles Rosa vs. Bryce Mitchell.

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