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
Ferguson has established himself as one of the top lightweights in
the sport while compiling a 12-bout winning streak that includes
triumphs over the likes of Donald
Pettis, Kevin Lee,
Anjos and Edson
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.