UFC president Dana White has made good on his promise to be the first sport back in action in the United States, as UFC 249 is officially upon us at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida.
UFC 249 was originally supposed to take place on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York, but those plans were scrapped long ago due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past several weeks, the pay-per-view event has been moved, postponed, reconfigured and everything else in between. But finally, here we are. Eleven fights in an empty arena.