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‘UFC 249’ fight card, results: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz in Jacksonville, Florida

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  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Title: “UFC 249”
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Date: May 9, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 11

Bout #

FIGHTERS

Division

Red Corner (Country)

Blue Corner (Country)

EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD

1

Ryan “Superman” Spann (United States) Sam “Smilin” Alvey (United States) Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNER: RYAN SPANN
  • METHOD: Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

2

Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell (United States) Charles “Boston Strong” Rosa (United States) Featherweight
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNER: BRYCE MITCHELL
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

PRELIMINARY CARD

3

Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque (Brazil) Niko “The Hybrid” Price (United States) Welterweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: VICENTE LUQUE
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Doctor Stoppage
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:37 of Round 3

4

Carla “The Cookie Monster” Esparza (United States) Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (United States) Women’s Strawweight
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNER: CARLA ESPARZA
  • METHOD: Split Decision (29-28, 30-37, 27-30)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

5

Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (Russia) Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (Brazil) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNER: ALEKSEI OLEINIK
  • METHOD: Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

6

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (United States) Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (United States) Welterweight
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNER: ANTHONY PETTIS
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

MAIN CARD

7

Greg “The Prince of War” Hardy Jr. (United States) Yorgan de Castro (Cape Verde) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNER: GREG HARDY
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

8

Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens (United States) Calvin “The Boston Finisher “Kattar (United States) Featherweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: CALVIN KATTAR
  • METHOD: Knockout via Elbows and Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:42 of Round 2

9

Francis “The Predator” Ngannou (Cameroon / France) Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik (Suriname) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNER: FRANCIS NGANNOU 
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:20 of Round 1

Co-Main Event

10

Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo (United States) Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz (United States) UFC Bantamweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNER: HENRY CEJUDO
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Knee and Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:58 of Round 2

Main Event

11

Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (United States) Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (United States) interim UFC Lightweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNER: JUSTIN GAETHJE
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout
  • TIME AND ROUND: Round 5

Cancelled bouts:

  1. Lightweight: Khama “The Deathstar” Worthy (United States) vs Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar (Germany)
  2. Heavyweight: Ben “Big Ben” Rothwell (United States) vs Gian Villante (United States)
  3. UFC Lightweight Championship: Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmadomedov (Russia) vs Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (United States)
  4. Women’s Strawweight: Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade(Brazil) vs Rose “Thug” Namajunas (United States)
  5. Lightweight: Alexander Hernandez vs Omar Morales
  6. Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs Ray Borg
  7. Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs Khama Worthy
  8. Women’s Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks vs Sarah Moras
  9. Middleweight: Uriah “Prime Time” Hall (United States) vs Ronaldo “Jacaré ” Souza (Brazil)

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