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UFC 249: Full results

✔ Tony Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje in a violent main event title fight ✔ Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz clash for the bantamweight crown

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UFC 249 takes place tonight at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday, May 9th. Tony Ferguson will face Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event. The two have salvaged the original event which was planned for Brooklyn, New York on April 18th. Reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced out of his original main event title defence with Ferguson. Now the interim strap is on the line as Ferguson and Gaethje face off in what is guaranteed to be barn burner.

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The co-main event sees bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo put his belt on the line against returning former champion Dominick Cruz. Fighting for the first time in over three years due to injury, Cruz hopes to recapture the UFC bantamweight belt. Also on the card; heavyweight sluggers Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik collide, and Jeremy Stephens faces Calvin Kattar in a featherweight clash.

May 9 – UFC 249 results

Main Card 

  • Lightweight:  Justin Gaethje def. Tony Ferguson via TKO (punches), round 5, 3:39 (for interim lightweight title)
  • Bantamweight: Henry Cejudo def. Dominick Cruz via TKO (knee and punches), round 2, 4:58 (for bantamweight title)
  • Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via KO (punches), round 1, 0:20
  • Featherweight: Calvin Kattar def. Jeremy Stephens via TKO (elbow and punches), round 2, 2:42
  • Heavyweight: Greg Hardy def. Yorgan De Castro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight: Anthony Pettis def. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Heavyweight: Alexey Oleynik def. Fabricio Werdum via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29
  • Women’s strawweight: Carla Esparza def. Michelle Waterson via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza*
  • Welterweight: Vicente Luque def. Niko Price via TKO (doctor stoppage), round 3
  • Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
  • Light heavyweight: Ryan Spann def. Sam Alvey via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

*Fight cancelled due to Ronaldo Souza testing positive for Covid-19

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