UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 250 on May 10. However, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Jose Aldo pulled out of the fight and now Cejudo will fight Dominick Cruz.
UFC had to cancel four of it’s event from March 21 to April 18 because of the pandemic. UFC wanted to host UFC 249 at the Tachi Palace Resort, but Dana White was told to stand down by top brass at ESPN and Disney.
However, earlier today, Dana White confirmed in an interview with Variety that UFC will be up and running from May 9. Dana White said that the fights will take place at UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Last week, Cruz took to Twitter to announce that he had accepted the offer to fight Cejudo at UFC 250. Now that UFC is putting together a card for May 9, the fight is likely going to be next.
The real king has already been told that we’re fighting May 9th. I’ll see you there.
P.S. -Bring your other tiny lil friend @cptdasamericas so I can slap you both around. 👋 👋
-Signed, Sealed, Delivered-
— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) April 9, 2020
“Dear @HenryCejudo, The real king has already been told that we’re fighting May 9th. I’ll see you there. P.S. -Bring your other tiny lil friend @cptdasamericas so I can slap you both around. -Signed, Sealed, Delivered-,” Cruz tweeted last week.
And it's Still On! https://t.co/X0NzKuw46i
— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) April 15, 2020
“And it’s Still On!” Cruz tweeted today confirming that he will be present on May 9th card taking place at the Apex facility.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje have already verbally agreed to headline the card. UFC featherweight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her title against Felicia Spencer on the same card.
Here’s the full potential UFC fight card according to ESPN:
- Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje — Interim lightweight championship
- Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz — Bantamweight championship
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Felecia Spencer — Women’s featherweight championship
- Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik — Heavyweights
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar — Featherweights
- Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis — Welterweights
- Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro — Heavyweights
- Alexei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum — Heavyweights
- Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson — Women’s strawweights
- Ronaldo Souza vs. Uriah Hall — Middleweights
- Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price — Welterweights
- Charles Rosa vs. Bryce Mitchell — Featherweights
Which fight are you most excited about?