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Evan Dunham
Loses UFC Lincoln fight
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Dunham will no longer fight Michael Johnson at UFC Lincoln on April 25, as Johnson has been moved to UFC 249 on April 18.
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Ottman Azaitar
Won't compete at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Azaitar will no longer face Khama Worth at UFC 249 following the event's relocation from Brooklyn to an unspecified location.
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Michael Johnson
Moved to UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Johnson will now take on Khama Worthy in a lightweight matchup at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Khama Worthy
Will fight at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Worthy will take on Michael Johnson in a lightweight matchup at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Omar Morales
Steps in to face Hernandez
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Morales will take on Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight matchup at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Alexander Hernandez
Gets opponent for UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Hernandez appears in line to take on Omar Morales in a lightweight matchup at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Justin Gaethje
Officially added to UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Gaethje will take on Tony Ferguson for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Tony Ferguson
Officially facing Gaethje at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Ferguson will now face Justin Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Alexander Hernandez
Needs new opponent at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Hernandez likely needs a new opponent for UFC 249 on April 18, as Islam Makhachev will presumably be unable to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
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Islam Makhachev
Likely off UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Makhachev will no longer competing at UFC 249 on April 18, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
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Dan Hooker
San Diego card called off
LightweightUFC
April 2, 2020
Hookier will no longer face Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Dustin Poirier
UFC San Diego called off
LightweightUFC
GTD
April 2, 2020
Poirier (hip) will no longer face Dan Hooker in the main event of UFC San Diego on May 16, as the California State Athletic Commission has cancelled all combat sports events until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Confirmed off UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 1, 2020
Nurmagomedov confirmed Wednesday via a personal Instagram post that he will not be fighting at UFC 249 on April 18.
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Justin Gaethje
Offered fight at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
Gaethje (foot) has been offered a fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Tony Ferguson
May get new opponent for UFC 249
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
The UFC is evaluating alternative fighters to face Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 after Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed Monday that he remains on lockdown in Russia, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Status for UFC 249 in doubt
LightweightUFC
March 30, 2020
Nurmagomedov said Monday in an Instagram Live chat that he remains locked down in Russia, putting his availability in doubt for an April 18 lightweight fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
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Natan Schulte
Takes home second PFL title
LightweightPFL
March 29, 2020
Schulte defeated Loik Radzhabov via unanimous decision (49-44, 49-46, 48-47) at the 2019 PFL Season Championships on Dec. 31, winning the lightweight tournament and taking home $1 million.
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Lance Palmer
Back-to-back PFL FW champion
LightweightPFL
March 29, 2020
Palmer defeated Alex Gilpin via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 50-44) at the 2019 PFL Season Championships on Dec. 31, winning the featherweight tournament and taking home $1 million.
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Kayla Harrison
Takes home $1 million in PFL final
LightweightPFL
March 29, 2020
Harrison defeated Larissa Pacheco via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-45) at the 2019 PFL Season Championships on Dec. 31, winning the women's lightweight final and taking home $1 million.
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Kevin Lee
Taking a year off
LightweightUFC
March 26, 2020
Lee told Ariel Helwani of ESPN (via Chisanga Malata of the Daily Star) that he intends to spend a full year on the sidelines following his loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC Brasilia on March 14.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC 249 plans progressing
LightweightUFC
March 24, 2020
UFC President Dana White told Brett Okamoto of ESPN on Monday that the scheduled UFC 249 title fight between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has a location that is "99.9 percent done."
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Mairbek Taisumov
Exploring free agency
LightweightOther
March 20, 2020
Taisumov's contract with the UFC has expired, and he's currently exploring multiple offers including a return to the UFC, MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Alan Patrick
New opponent in Lincoln
LightweightUFC
March 19, 2020
Patrick will no longer be facing Christos Giagos at UFC Lincoln on April 25, as he'll be replaced on the card by Frank Camacho, Dave Doyle of MMAJunkie.com reports
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Christos Giagos
Off Lincoln card
LightweightUFC
Out
March 19, 2020
Giagos has withdrawn from his scheduled matchup against Alan Patrick at UFC Lincoln on April 25 due to an undisclosed injury, Dave Doyle of MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
Title defense still on
LightweightUFC
March 16, 2020
UFC President Dana White said on Sportscenter on Monday that the scheduled UFC 249 matchup between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will still happen, Brett Okamoto of ESPNreports.
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