Home Ufc News Khabib, Ferguson, Weili-Jedrzejczyk featured Saturday on ‘UFC Night on ESPN’

Khabib, Ferguson, Weili-Jedrzejczyk featured Saturday on ‘UFC Night on ESPN’


Need a your fight fix while much of the world is on lockdown? ESPN will try to heal a little of what ails you Saturday night.

With just about every sport on hold during the global coronavirus pandemic, ESPN, the UFC’s broadcast partner, will air a “UFC Night on ESPN” Saturday from 8-11 p.m. ET.

The special showing features the UFC 248 co-main event from earlier this month that already has gone down as perhaps the greatest women’s fight in MMA history, and one of the best fights, period: strawweight champion Zhang Weili’s close decision win over former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk – a fight that sent both women to the hospital after 25 bloody minutes.

The three-hour special also will let viewers relive recent wins from lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former interim champion Tony Ferguson ahead of their highly anticipated UFC 249 main event – which as of now hasn’t been postponed. UFC president Dana White remains adamant the show will go on for that one, no matter where it has to take place.

Nurmagomedov stayed unbeaten with a hard-fought win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this past September. And Ferguson beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 in June 2019. The Ferguson-Cerrone hour of the broadcast also will include Joseph Benavidez’s win over Jussier Formiga and Jared Gordon’s win over Joaquim Silva in 2018.

To get a little bit of advance hype for the Ferguson and Nurmagomedov portions, check out a history of their faceoffs in the video above. Then don’t miss “UFC Night on ESPN” on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.


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