The planned big match between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and crowd favorite Tony Ferguson failed when the champion was quarantined at home in Russia.

But during Monday night, Swedish time, the UFC announced that next week's gala (UFC 249) will be lost after all.

It is clear that the crow will be moved from New York where it originally would have taken place, but no new location has been announced. According to US ESPN, it will be relocated to the US West Coast.

This despite the fact that at the time of writing, the United States is the third worst-hit country in the world in terms of deaths in corona.

In the main match at the gala, stars Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje make up an interim lightweight title. More matches are expected to be presented in the coming days.

The text is updated.