UFC 249 Results: Justin Gaethje Dominates, Henry Cejudo Retires
Welcome to our live coverage of UFC 249 featuring a bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title.
Welcome once again MMA fans to live action as UFC 249 takes place Saturday night.
The event goes down on a bevy of networks including ESPN, ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ pay-per-view.
In the main event, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje square off for the interim UFC lightweight title.
There is a second championship match, as the co-main event boasts Henry Cejudo defending his bantamweight belt against former titleholder Dominick Cruz.
All of the action kicks off on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass with two early prelims before shifting over to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET with four more bouts. That lineup features three former UFC champions in action.
It all ends on pay-per-view with the two title fights and three other bouts starting at 10 p.m. ET.
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The event has been shuffled in recent hours thanks to the positive coronavirus test result of Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The Brazilian was scheduled to meet Uriah Hall, but Souza – and members of his fight team who also tested positive – were removed from the area after weigh-ins on Friday.
We will have complete coverage of all the action including results and the latest news surrounding UFC 249 right here for you.
So sit back, grab some snacks and enjoy the action! As Bruce Buffer will be saying in a few short hours, “It’s time!”
UFC 249: Ferguson Vs. Gaethje Quick Results
Justin Gaethje def. Tony Ferguson via TKO (strikes) at 3:39 of Round 5 to become the interim UFC lightweight champion
Henry Cejudo def. Dominick Cruz via TKO (strikes) at 4:58 of Round 2 to remain UFC bantamweight champion
Francis Ngannou def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via KO (strike) at :20 of Round 1
Calvin Kattar def. Jeremy Stephens via TKO (strikes) at 2:42 of Round 2
Greg Hardy def. Yorgan De Castro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aleksei Oleinik def. Fabricio Werdum via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Carla Esparza def. Michelle Waterson via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)
Vicente Luque def. Niko Price via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:37 of Round 3
Bryce Mitchell def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
Ryan Spann def. Sam Alvey via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Fight-by-fight coverage from UFC 249 can be found on the following page: