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9:24 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi The UFC is pressing forward with its UFC 249 pay-per-view event on April 18, just as the promotion’s president Dana White had promised. Of course, there have been significant changes
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Rose Namajunas withdraws from UFC 249 fight card Former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has withdrawn from UFC 249 for undisclosed reasons. The 27-year old was scheduled to face fellow former champion Jessica Andrade in the fight card’s co-main event on April 18. The news was first reported by Combate and later confirmed by ESPN.
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Image Credit: Joe Camporeale/US PRESSWIRE Despite saying he wouldn’t be commentating UFC 249, Joe Rogan will apparently be in the booth if Dana White is to be believed. UFC 249 appears to finally have a location, albeit undisclosed. Not only that but White says the UFC is securing a private island for future events so
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! After weeks and weeks of mystique, the details around UFC 249 have finally been solidified. The modified fight card will go down from inside the Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, California. That’s the longtime home of Tachi Palace Fights promotion, an arena that also held many of the World Extreme
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