Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz co-headlines UFC 249 this May 9, 2020 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje are expected to step into the Octagon shortly after midnight ET to close out the night in style, in a matchup that will determine the interim lightweight title. #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/viibyoxGFg, Pettis stopping Cowboy in his tracks with the counter right! 12:02 a.m.: End of the first round. Press J to jump to the feed. 96 comments . #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/cQtDkij5UI. Stream #UFC249 on ESPN+ ➡️ https://t.co/uIC7AqOEfU pic.twitter.com/xkMcLSDv7t, DROPPED! It wouldn't be surprising if one finds a knockout soon. @CarlaEsparza1 gets the split decision to make it three straight! @GregHardyJr #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/qmzOgfA2H2. His opponent Derrick Lewis has record (23, 7, 0) is currently on a series of 2 victories. 11:23 p.m.: One more clash of heavyweights before our pair of title fights.
@HenryCejudo! pic.twitter.com/GBxD1RUemj. WOW! @TonyFergusonXT with a HUGE uppercut to close R2! @OleynikUFC gets the nod at #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/eg2tKxKtJD, Werdum taking it to Oleinik as we come down the stretch! Mannnnn ... Dominick Cruz was hurt but looked like he was still moving a bit.
Cejudo retains his title. Triple C out. Fabricio Werdum by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Credit to Werdum for recovering from a poor start, but the judges determine his …
Gaethje, who stepped into the fight because Khabib Nurmagomedov was unable to participate, shook Ferguson in the early going with a series of powerful left hooks. Apparently grew 3 inches in height and 9 inches in reach since.
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@FabricioWerdum #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/ix8jtsMXDC, Not just a submission artist...@OleynikUFC is throwing BOMBS! UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT TOP MMA MMA UFC MIX FIGHT CHAEL SONNEN VS MICHAEL BISPING. brings you the Bellator 170 pre-fight conference call featuring Tito Ortiz (18-12-1), Chael Sonnen (28-14-1), Brennan Ward (14-4), Paul Daley (38-14-2) and Bellator President Scott Coker.
Everything I've heard from him makes me believe that he's a very intelligent guy, so why would he be that stupid?
Fight fans are in for a big night of action Saturday with 11 bouts over a span of more than six hours. pic.twitter.com/uaehtsoXfM.
#UFC249 pic.twitter.com/lTPVOJjIEW, Did you really expect anything else from these two?! 11:45 p.m.: Time for some bantamweight title fun.
Must have gotten on that shit that makes your arms grow. #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/Ow1Qdb3cNQ.
Henry Cejudo stops him in the second!!! There's a stoppage we're probably going to argue about.
Strong work from Cejudo so far. Do fighters tank those stats so it's hard to know at what length they fight at? with this type of agressive ground game and gnp you put yourself in more dangers.
Those elbows by Calvin Kattar pic.twitter.com/3y0YvxL1xb, CALVIN KATTAR GETS IT DONE! @TonyFergusonXT and @Justin_Gaethje swinging from the get-go! He also weighs in on UFC on FOX 18.
First connection doesn't come until the point the previous fight on this card was already over. DON'T.
Price landed some big-time blows, including an early kick to Luque's face, and started the third round in control. @CalvinKattar closes the show in the second!
11:33 p.m.: IT'S OVER RIGHT AWAY. JUSTIN GAETHJE WITH THE ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT! Hit Ferguson with so many nice left-handed counters. How is Ferguson still standing after this massive right from @Justin_Gaethje?!
In this week’s episode of Beyond the Fight, Chael Sonnen discusses the breakdown of the UFC Heavyweight Championship between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez and his thoughts on showing up for a scheduled fight. Chaels wrestling was relentless. Stream #UFC249 on ESPN+ ▶️ https://t.co/xGtn2vMNl0 pic.twitter.com/9W5gbSizNl. 12:48 a.m.: Ferguson has some swelling around one of his eyes, which could increasingly impair his vision as this fight progresses. Alexey Oleynik has record (59, 12, 1) is currently on a series of 2 victories. 12:37 a.m.: Gaethje is swinging big in this first round.
Earlier in the evening, Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz by TKO to win the bantamweight title. Justin Gaethje tossed aside the interim lightweight title belt he won at #UFC249 The main event of this month’s UFC on ESPN+ 7 card in Russia has experienced a change on just 17 days’ notice. MORE: Francis Ngannou KOs Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds. 10:35 p.m.: Hardy comes out of the break with a huge right-handed swing. Bantamweight title defended ✅ #UFC249. Cejudo stops Cruz! Unclear if it's strategic or if he's hurt. 10:41 p.m.: Hardy wins by unanimous decision. Luque landed the decisive strike, though, with a late hook that sent his opponent to the ground. Damn entertaining to watch. MMA H.E.A.T. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The fighters are making their entrances. #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/MUWJDDjKaT. ET, followed by the main card at 10 p.m. Fighters react to Israel Adesanya’s one-sided UFC 253 win over Paulo Costa. 12:08 a.m.: A cut opens up on Cejudo's forehead after his head comes together with Cruz. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Justin Gaethje pummeled Tony Ferguson in their UFC 249 interim lightweight slugfest Saturday night, not letting up until he was crowned victorious over his bloody opponent in the middle of the fifth round. @francis_ngannou #UFC249, Ngannou: When I heard he called me out, I knew that he didn't know what he's doing. Ferguson really wobbled there. Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik up next. Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from UFC 249, including the Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje main event and the rest of the fight card.
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Cejudo dropped Cruz with that knee and was jacking him with punches with no real response from Cruz.
With Alexander Volkov (30-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) no longer able to compete in the heavyweight headliner due to “health issues,” Aleksei Oleinik (57-11-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will now meet Alistair Overeem (44-17 MMA, 9-6 UFC) on the card. @ShowtimePettis and @CowboyCerrone giving us a show! Chael would be up there in talks of the greats if he were able to defend subs.
He has a lot of potential, but I think he has to take a step back and then get ready before fighting against someone like me #UFC249, DC knows.
"@ShowtimePettis with the UD to make it 2-0 in the series!