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UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje

UFC 249
  • Saturday 05.09.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings: 1.47M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.59M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje   |   $50,000 bonus to Gaethje
  • Performance of the Night
    Francis N'Gannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik   |   $50,000 bonus to N'Gannou
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Ferguson vs. Gaethje (11)Hardy vs. De Castro (7)Werdum vs. Oleinik (5)
  • Keith Peterson
    Cejudo vs. Cruz (10)Cerrone vs. Pettis II (6)Rosa vs. Mitchell (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    N'Gannou vs. Rozenstruik (9)Esparza vs. Waterson (4)Spann vs. Alvey (1)
  • Jason Herzog
    Stephens vs. Kattar (8)Luque vs. Price II (3)

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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