UFC president Dana White said he intends to put on a full schedule of fights at a secret venue in the United States with fighters competing on a private island.
Justin Gaethje has been selected to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18.
His name was included in a Clark County District Court lawsuit filed against White by Ernesto Joshua Ramos, who served time for the sensational crime.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has agreed to plead guilty to a second DWI charge in exchange for one year of supervised probation.
Two mixed martial arts organizations announced plans to postpone or delay cards as UFC officials continue to try to move heaven and earth to put on a massive event in April.
Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson, said Monday that he’s in Russia and probably won’t be able to leave because of travel bans.
UFC champion Jon Jones was arrested early Thursday on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container and negligent use of a firearm.
UFC president Dana White insisted that one of the most anticipated fights in the organization’s history, between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, will happen April 18.
The Nevada Athletic Commission’s planned Wednesday meeting has been canceled as protocols are put in place to comply with Governor Steve Sisolak’s emergency directive on public meetings.
The Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship has postponed its next three events and will temporarily close its corporate headquarters amid the spread of the coronavirus.
The Brazilian won his seventh straight fight in the headliner of a card contested with no live audience in Brazil.
The UFC can still apply to host the events at the Nevada Athletic Commission’s next meeting on March 25, but White clearly believed its application was likely to be denied.
The UFC’s decision to continue its schedule will give the organization the sports calendar all to itself on Saturday.
The March 28 event in Columbus, Ohio, and an April 11 card in Portland, Oregon, have been moved to the UFC’s facility in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White said.