UFC Planning Massive Card - If It Happens

Published on April 18th, 2020 1:55 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Three title MMA fights are planned for the big event. UFC President Dana White and the UFC are planning a massive card for May 9th.

The question is - will the card actually happen?

According to Dana White, who is close friends with President Trump, the card will be moving ahead. According to White, he has "non-public information" that gives him confidence that he can pull off the event.

Where could the event take place?

One very likely location is Florida, where the Governor just declared that sports are essential. This means that the UFC would likely be able to hold sanctioned fights in an empty arena without any issues.

Would Disney/ESPN support the event? After all, Dana White was pressured to cancel UFC 249 from the higher-ups at Disney.

If the fights can be sanctioned, I think that Disney would be OK with the event going forward, especially if it took place in an empty arena.


Now, to the fights.

The UFC is reportedly planning a mega-card that would feature three title fights - Ferguson vs Gaethje, Cruz vs Cejudo and Nunes vs Spencer.

In addition, there are a number of other interesting fights planned for this card, including Ngannou vs Rozenstruik, Pettis vs Cerrone and Kattar vs Stephens.

That is a STACKED card.


Now, let's take a look at the betting odds for this card, courtesy of a major offshore sportsbook:

Justin Gaethje, +145
Tony Ferguson, -165

Dominick Cruz, +195
Henry Cejudo, -235

Amanda Nunes, -470
Felicia Spencer, +375

Francis Ngannou, -290
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, +245

Calvin Kattar, -265
Jeremy Stephens, +225

Anthony Pettis, -120
Donald Cerrone, +100

Greg Hardy, -175
Yorgan de Castro, +155

Aleksei Oleinik, +255
Fabricio Werdum, -310

Carla Esparza, -130
Michelle Waterson, +110

Ronaldo Souza, -140
Uriah Hall, +120

Niko Price, +205
Vicente Luque, -245

Bryce Mitchell, -170
Charles Rosa, +150

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