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Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

Main Event | UFC Interim Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje
Mmaweekly large Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson

Gaethje
KO/TKO
Round 5

Justin Gaethje Tony Ferguson

"The Highlight" "El Cucuy"

21-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   25-3-0
Climbed to 22-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 25-4
+180 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -230 (Moderate Favorite)
Vacant   Title   Vacant
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Greeley, Colorado   Fighting out of   Ventura, California
31 years, 5 months, 3 weeks, 4 days   Age at Fight   36 years, 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Elevation Fight Team   Gym   Knuckleheadz Boxing
UFC 249
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
  • Date: Saturday 05.09.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 11 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ferguson Total Disclosed Pay: $400,000
  • Gaethje Total Disclosed Pay: $350,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
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Ferguson vs. Gaethje Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 3510  
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KO/TKO
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Ferguson
70%
Gaethje
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Event Discussion

loudenSwain
loudenSwain

05.10.2020 | 10:32 PM ET

Tony put his mind and body through the ringer. Interesting to see how, or if for that matter, he recovers. He took the high risk tough style match up for him and extended his camp and made two weight cuts in a short time at his age with wear and tear levels.  I don’t think Dana was wrong in noticing that.  I thought he looked off, though I’m not taking anything away from Gaethje. He’s a stud and whooped ass. I’m Just sad for Tony. I hope he pulls himself up again like the savage he is.  However, his age and wear and tear....it may be a rough road ahead. Any road that doesn’t lead to a title shot I consider rough for him. I’ll forever be an El CuCuy fan either way. 

* Edited at 05.10.2020, 10:36 PM ET *

Hippie
Hippie

05.11.2020 | 9:38 AM ET

Let’s say OK he won so fair is fair, Gaethje gets the Champ!


Khabib vs. Gaethje 

Khabib isn’t going to stand in his face & exchange punches like Tony did. Khabib will put him on his @ss over & over until he sub’s him out in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th round. I don’t see Gaethje being any different then any1 else he’s fought b4. Only a punchers chance, imo.

At least Tony had a wicked ground game for Khabib, oh well, guess we’ll never see..
As Swain said above.. always a El CuCuy fan!
ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

05.11.2020 | 3:52 PM ET

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