There will be live sports on television again!
After cancelling multiple events due to COVID-19, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is able to host their first event on Saturday (May 9) and have others scheduled on May 13 and 16. There will be no fans in attendance, and the fights are being run with minimal staff, among other precautions.
UFC 249 on May 9 will have Tony Ferguson against Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship as the main event, and Dominick Cruz challenging Henry Cejudo for the bantamweight title in the co-main event.
The preliminary fights will be available on ESPN at 6 p.m. and the pay-per-view will begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN+.
This is the best time to watch for long-time fans and for newcomers, because like everyone else, these athletes have been dying to get back to doing what they love.
What sport have you been missing most? If you could switch out Saturday's UFC card with any other sporting event, what would it be?
Let us know on the direct line (780) 998-1079, or comment on our MIX 107.9 Facebook post.
(Also feel free to send in your predictions for UFC 249)
- Dean