Co-headlining UFC 249 was a bantamweight title fight between two-division champ Henry Cejudo and former champ Dominick Cruz. Considered by many as the bantamweight ‘GOAT,’ Cruz came in after three years out, and while he had his nice moments, in the end Cejudo dropped him and managed to defend his title. Surprisingly, Cejudo announced his retirement after.
It was a fun, very technical contest while it lasted. Watch highlights from the UFC 249 title bout, along with a snippet from our live play by play of the event:
Round 2 - Cruz with a head kick and a long right. Both land low kicks. Body kick from Cejudo. Cruz lands a fast inside leg kick. Another from Cruz. Cejudo responds. Cejudo wades in with a right. And another. Inside leg kick from Cejudo, close to the cup. They both land punches. Cejudo misses with a head kick. Cejudo with a left hook. Cruz with a hard right, his best shot of the fight. Cejudo goes back to the low kicks. They brawl inside and they both land. Body kick from Cejudo and a nice right hook. Another inside leg kick from Cejudo, but Cruz lands the same thing right back. Cruz shoots and gets stuffed, but he lands a left. Lots of feinting from Dom. They clashed heads, and Cejudo is cut. The doctor is in. The cut is in the hairline, so they’ll continue. Cruz starts with a right on the restart. Cejudo with a big knee and Cruz is hurt! Cejudo is all over him with punches and it’s over! Could be an early stoppage. Yikes.
Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz via TKO (strikes), 4:58 of round 2