Results and Highlights: Ferguson vs Gaethje in UFC 249
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12:12 AM7 months ago
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12:10 AM7 months ago

And new!

Incredible showing by Gaethje in the biggest fight of his career!

12:06 AM7 months ago
12:05 AM7 months ago

Gaethje wins!

The referee stops the fight after being stunned by another stiff shot from Gaethje!

Justin Gaethje is now the UFC Interim Lightweight Champion!

12:02 AM7 months ago

Round 5: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Gaethje rocks Ferguson with a straight left hand!

Three minutes to go and Ferguson will need to look for a KO or a tap-out.

12:00 AM7 months ago

Round 4: Ferguson vs Gaethje

At the end of Round 4, Ferguson stays alive.

Despite hitting hard stiff shots time after time, Gaethje is unable to KO his rival.

The toughness of Ferguson is unreal.

 

11:57 PM7 months ago

Round 4: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Gaethje hits another big right hand and makes Ferguson retreat.

Both legs of Ferguson are now bleeding too.

11:53 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson with large visible cuts near both eyes. He continues to endure a lot of punishment.

Gaethje has got to be asking himself what he needs to do put him away.

11:51 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson just continues to take shot after shot!

Will he be able to get to the fifth round?

11:47 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Gaethje takes a big right from Ferguson as the round ends!

Amazing how Ferguson can endure punishment and attack with such strength.

11:45 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson enduring all that Gaethje throws at him.

Can he continue taking all these punches? He bleeds from the right side of the head and the nose.

11:41 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson bleeds from the side of the head as the first round ends.

Very interesting fight in these first five minutes.

11:40 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Ferguson vs Gaethje

The fight is underway!

Ferguson and Gaethje both with an offensive fight plan.

Gaethje trying to catch the #1 Contender with a left hook, while Ferguson uses his footwork to get into a good position to strike.

11:30 PM7 months ago
Both men have entered the octagon and we're set for this long-awaited fight.
11:28 PM7 months ago

Maint Event Time

Ferguson and Gaethje go face to face to crown an interim UFC Lightweight Champion.

11:18 PM7 months ago
“Since I was 11 years old I sacrificed to get where I am today, and I’m not going to let anyone take that away from me. I’m retiring from MMA. … Triple C is out. You don’t have to hear my ass no more.”
11:17 PM7 months ago

Wow!

Cejudo announces he's retiring tonight!
11:14 PM7 months ago

The TKO from Cejudo!

11:13 PM7 months ago

Cejudo wins!

The champion retains!

A knee hurts Cruz and Cejudo finishes the job with a series of left hands.

 

11:11 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Cejudo vs Cruz

A head collision causes Cejudo's forehead to be cut.

 

The champion is checked by the doctor as the bleeding continues.

11:08 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Cejudo vs Cruz

Cejudo continues to work on the legs of Cruz.

The challenger increases his amount of punches thrown. He takes advantage of his larger range.

11:05 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Cejudo vs Cruz

Cejudo looks to be very comfortable despite Cruz's great mobility.
11:01 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Cejudo vs Cruz

Dominick Cruz begins moving quickly around the octagon, but Cejudo gets him with leg kicks trying to slow him down.
10:57 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Cejudo vs Cruz

Cruz has the size and reach advantage.

Both stats give him a 4-inch edge over the current champion.

10:54 PM7 months ago
The UFC Bantamweight and Olympic Gold Medalist makes it to the octagon and is ready for the fight!
10:51 PM7 months ago
Cruz makes his way to the octagon hoping to become a three-time champion in this weight division.
10:47 PM7 months ago

Up Next: Cejudo vs Cruz

The UFC Bantamweight title is on the line!

10:44 PM7 months ago
Totally stunning performance by Ngannou.

 

He wants the UFC Heavyweight Title!

 

10:36 PM7 months ago

One punch landed and it was over!

10:35 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik

Ngannou wins in 18 seconds!

Tremendous knock out from the #2 ranked contender!

10:34 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik

We're underway with the fight!

Don't blink as this might end early on!
10:27 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik

Both men make their way to the octagon!

Two hard-hitters will clash and we can expect this to end in a KO.

10:25 PM7 months ago
We see a video package regarding George Saint Pierre's induction into the UFC Hall of Fame.
10:19 PM7 months ago

Up Next: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik

A heavyweight fight is up next here at UFC 249. It's Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik

10:10 PM7 months ago

A devastating elbow from Kattar!

 

10:09 PM7 months ago

Winner: Calvin Kattar!

Kattar hits a huge right elbow and busts Stephens open! He finishes him off with two more shots.

The fight is over! KO win for Kattar!

10:08 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Stephens vs Kattar

Kattar with more movement during the start of Round 2.

Stephens and Kattar lock-up near the cage.

10:04 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Stephens vs Kattar

Stephens continues to pressure Kattar, but the man from Massachusetts hits him with a big right hand to end the round.
10:02 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Stephens vs Kattar

The fight begins with Stephens throwing some big kicks and punches.

Kattar taking some time to get started, but he's able to hit a couple of low kicks.

9:55 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Stephens vs Kattar

Both men make their way to the octagon for a hard-hitting fight!
 
9:51 PM7 months ago

Up next!

Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar go at it in just a few!

 

9:46 PM7 months ago
9:45 PM7 months ago

Winner: Greg Hardy

The judges give the fight to the American fighter for his higher activity.

Unanimous decision.

9:43 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Hardy vs De Castro

The fight ends without any man able to impose their style.

We'll go to the judges to get a winner.

9:42 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Hardy vs De Castro

De Castro slips and falls to the mat, but Hardy is unable to engage.

The fight continues with both men on their feet, but very little activity.

9:39 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Hardy vs De Castro

The round begins with a big right hand from Hardy.

Both men target each other's front leg.

9:37 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Hardy vs De Castro

De Castro nows plays defense. Hardy takes control of the fight, not allowing the shorter man to attack.
9:35 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Hardy vs De Castro

De Castro goes back to work with the kicks to the left leg and is causing tons of trouble for his rival.

Hardy gets out of kicking range and tries to use his longer arms to inflict damage.

9:32 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Hardy vs De Castro

Hardy's left leg has been damaged by the kicks from De Castro.

The American fighter has made adjustments to his strategy to avoid more damage to that limb.

9:28 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Hardy vs De Castro

De Castro starts the fight by moving quickly and throwing fast right hands.

Hardy taller trying to keep De Castro out of range, but the shorter man is still able to get some strikes in.

 

9:21 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Hardy vs De Castro

Both fighters make their way to the octagon and we're all set to begin our main card.
9:18 PM7 months ago

Up next: Hardy vs De Castro

We'll begin tonight's Main Card with a heavyweight fight between Greg Hardy and Yorgan de Castro.

9:02 PM7 months ago

Winner: Anthony Pettis

All judges see it 29-28 for Anthony Pettis!
9:00 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

The fight ends with a great exchange of punches and kicks. Both men show significant damage to their faces.

We'll go the judges for the winner.

8:58 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

Cerrone argues a finger to the eye, but the referee doesn't call it.

Pettis goes for the kill, but Cerrone survives and connects Pettis with a kick to the side of the head.

8:56 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

Very evenly matched bout between these two men.

They will look for the knockout so they don't risk going to the decision.

8:53 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

Cerrone gets another takedown, but Pettis uses the cage to shield himself to avoid the submission.

The round ends with both men exchanging punches.

8:51 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

Pettis has a cut just below his right eye.

Both fighters with quick combos and nobody is being able to really establish control.

8:48 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

Good round from both fighters.

Petties managed to get a powerful right in. It seemed to have rocked 'Cowboy'

8:46 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone

After a few minutes of both fighters exchanging blows, Cerrone gets the takedown.

He looks for the arm submission, but Pettis does well to defend and get back his feet.

8:38 PM7 months ago

Up Next

'Cowboy' Cerrone and Anthony Pettis go head-to-head!

8:35 PM7 months ago

Winner: Aleksei Oleinik

The fight goes to Aleksei Oleini by split decision!

The judges scored it at  29-28, 28-29, 29-28 for the Russian!

8:32 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum

Werdum tries the take the fight back to the mat.

He goes for a Guillotine Choke, but time runs out before he can get a tap out.

We'll have the decision in a few minutes.

8:30 PM7 months ago

Round 3: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum

Werdum goes for the takedown and has gained total control of the fight.

He goes for the armbar, but Oleinik manages to stay alive and gets back to his feet.

8:25 PM7 months ago

Round 2: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum

Oleinik looks tired now after going all out in the first round.

Werdum has Oleinik bleeding now. He takes the fight to the mat looking for a Kimura and a Crossface Lock, but the man from Russia manages to defend himself.

The round ends with both fighters visibly exhausted.

8:19 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum

At the end of Round 1, Werdum shows wounds near both eyes.

The Russian fighter has been quite aggressive forcing Fabrizio to defend a lot.

8:16 PM7 months ago

Round 1: Aleksei Oleinik vs Fabricio Werdum

This heavyweight fight starts with Oleinik looking for powerful strikes with fists and knees to Werdum's face.

Werdum tries to counter with quick grapples and knee strikes to the face.

8:14 PM7 months ago
The first-ever Women's Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza got the victory by split decision in her fight against Michelle Waterson.

8:12 PM7 months ago

Niko Price paid the price.

At the start of tonight's preliminary card, Niko Price had the fight stopped for him after significant cuts in his face.

The victory went to the Brazilian Vicente Luque in this welterweight contest.

8:08 PM7 months ago

Bryce Mitchell also had his hand raised

In a featherweight bout earlier today, Ryan Mitchell defeated Charles Rosa to put his UFC record at 4-0.

8:06 PM7 months ago

Spann is on a roll

Ryan Spann achieved his fourth consecutive victory in the Light Heavyweight category.

He beat Sam Alvey earlier today by split decision.

8:04 PM7 months ago

LIVE Coverage Begins

We're LIVE with all the action that emanates from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Don't go anywhere! We're about an hour away from the start of the main card.

5:05 PM7 months ago

Update: "Jacare" Souza is out!

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who was scheduled to fight Uriah Hall at UFC 249 tonight, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 40-year-old has been pulled from the event following the news.

 

4:54 PM7 months ago

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4:49 PM7 months ago
The preliminary card will see the fight between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabrício Werdum and Aleksei Oleinik.
4:42 PM7 months ago
Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will also square off in a heavyweight bout which was originally scheduled for March 28, but was cancelled due to the ongoing health situation.
4:39 PM7 months ago

Tonight's main event

The UFC announced on April 6 that Nurmagomedov would be replaced by Justin Gaethje, with an interim title to be disputed between him and Tony Ferguson.

4:28 PM7 months ago

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2:56 PM7 months ago
Originally, Khabib Nurmagomedov was expected to make a defense of his UFC Lightweight Championship at this event but had to pull out due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

2:53 PM7 months ago
As a result, Henry Cejudo will now face Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight Championship.

2:50 PM7 months ago
A UFC Bantamweight Championship fight between the current champion Henry Cejudo and former WEC and two-time UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo was expected to serve as that event's headliner. However, Aldo withdrew on April 8 due to visa issues when the first reports of the event's move to the USA surfaced.
2:24 PM7 months ago
Following the examples of World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling, UFC sought to host their next live event in the state of Florida.

Florida venues are permitted to host events behind closed doors as a result of Executive Order 20-91 signed April 9 by governor Ron DeSantis which grants athletes and staff the status of "essential workers".
2:05 PM7 months ago
Tonight's card was planned to take place on April 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. However,  due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually moved to May 9  in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Vystar Veterans Memorial arena will host tonight's event with no crowd.

 

1:57 PM7 months ago

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