According to oddsmaker BetOnline,
Ferguson is a -150 favorite in the currently hypothetical
lightweight matchup, while Gaethje is an underdog at +130. Odds are
subject to change, and the fight must take place before May 3 for
any betting action to be valid.
Nurmagomedov revealed that he would likely be
stuck in Russia as a result of travel restrictions imposed to
combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Las Vegas-based promotion
targeted a showdown between Gaethje and Ferguson for the new
UFC 249 main event. No formal announcement has been made regarding
A former World Series of Fighting champion, Gaethje is currently
riding the momentum of successive first-round finishes of James Vick,
Barboza and Cerrone.
All fights scheduled for UFC 249 are tentative due to the COVID-19
outbreak. The promotion has not announced a venue for the April 18
event, which was originally scheduled to take place at the Barclays
Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.