UFC 249 is happening this weekend at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The 12 fight card that was originally scheduled to take place in April is now slated for Saturday, May, 9, without any fans in attendance.
The action begins with early prelims at 3:30 pm (PDT). There should be more anticipation for UFC 249 than usual for bettors with the lack of live major professional sports to wager on. There’s only so much table tennis and esports someone can wager on.
All four Nevada sports wagering apps currently operating have odds for the fight. Additionally, the Westgate Superbook plans on opening its sports wagering app in time for UFC 249 even as the brick and mortar casino remains closed.
UFC 249 will have a stacked card. The main event featuring Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje is the headliner. The two will battle for the interim lightweight title. The other big fight on the card includes bantamweight Henry Cejudo taking on former champ Dominick Cruz.
Betting UFC 249
William Hill was the first Nevada sportsbook to offer odds on UFC 249 last week. In addition to individual fight odds, the international sportsbook operator has over/under odds each match. The company will also offer In play wagering for each fight.
These opening odds have changed since people have been placing wagers for a week but it will offer a look at the full card:
In addition to individual fight odds, Caesars has props to pick the exact round certain fights will end as well as 7-way prop bets for how those fights will end.
BetMGM has matchup odds for the entire card and more prop bets available than any other Nevada sports wagering app. Similar to Caesars, BetMGM is offering round betting and method of victory. However, they’re offering these options for most fights taking place on Saturday.
The BetMGM app is also offering the total rounds per fight and a Yes/No option on whether or not each fight will go the distance.
Circa Sports is currently only offering odds for each fight. The Westgate SuperBook app doesn’t have fight odds posted as of the writing of this article.
How To Watch UFC 249
UFC 249 will be something of a full-day event. Since bars, restaurants, and casinos in Nevada are closed the only way to watch the card is on TV or online.
- The early prelims will be available to watch on UFC Fight Pass beginning 3:30 pm (PDT).
- The regular prelims will be available on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning 5 pm (PDT).
- The main card is scheduled to begin at 7 pm (PDT) and is available on ESPN+ Pay Per View.
More UFC Fight Nights Coming Very Soon
UFC 249 is the beginning of a very busy week for UFC. Dana White has already announced two more UFC cards happening shortly after the fights this weekend.
UFC Fight Night on May 13 will include Anthony Smith taking on Glover Teixeira. In the co-main event, Ovince Saint Preux will make his heavyweight debut against Ben Rothwell. Here are other fights on the card:
- Alex Hernandez vs Drew Dober
- Ricky Simon vs Ray Borg
- Karl Roberson v Marvin Vettori
- Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins
- Michael Johnson vs Thiago Moises
- Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras
- Hunter Azure vs Brian Kelleher
UFC Fight Night on May 16 will feature heavyweights Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem. The other featured fight is the strawweight matchup between Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill. The rest of the card includes the following:
- Dan Ige vs Edson Barboza
- Eryk Anders vs Krzysztof Jotko
- Song Yadong vs Marlon Vera
- Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland
- Mike Davis vs Giga Chikadze
- Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella
- Darren Elkins vs Nate Landwehr
- Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don’Tale Mayes