This Saturday’s, May 9th., UFC 249 PPV (Pay-Per-View) event, from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, showcased the highly-anticipated Interim Featherweight Title bout between Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson & Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje; as well as a Bantamweight Title bout between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz, ending in ‘The Messenger’s’ Retirement announcement... rounding things out we were also treated to a battle between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you!
Here’s a look at the UFC 249 RESULTS & new fight records:
UFC 249 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. MAY 9 - 10PM/7PM ETPT
- Lightweight Interim Title Bout - Justin Gaethje (22-2) DEF. Tony Ferguson (26-3), KO/TKO-Punches at 3:39 of Rd 5, Total 23:39
- Bantamweight Title Bout - Henry Cejudo (16-2) DEF. Dominick Cruz (22-3), KO/TKO- Knee & Punches at 4:58 of Rd 2, Total 9:58 (CEJUDO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM MMA)
- 265lbs - Francis Ngannou (15-3) DEF. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1), KO/TKO-Punches at 0:20 of Rd 1
- 145lbs - Calvin Kattar (21-4) DEF. Jeremy Stephens (28-18), KO/TKO-Elbows to G & P at 2:42 of Rd 2, Total 7:42
- 265lbs - Greg Hardy (6-2) DEF. Yorgan De Castro (6-1), DEC-Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Ferguson vs. Gaethje
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Justin Gaethje 2. Francis Ngannou
PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
Anthony Pettis (23-10) DEF. Donald Cerrone (36-15), DEC-Unanimous
Aleksei Oleinik (59-13) DEF. Fabricio Werdum (23-9), DEC-SPLIT
Carla Esparza (16-6) DEF. Michelle Waterson (17-8), DEC-SPLIT
Uriah Hall (15-9) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8), CANCELLED (Jacare Positive for COVID-19)
EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT
Vicente Luque (18-7) DEF. Niko Price (14-4), KO/TKO, DR STOPPAGE (EYE INJURY) at 3:37 of Rd 3, Total 13:37
Bryce Mitchell (13-0) DEF. Charles Rosa (12-4), DEC-Unanimous
Ryan Spann (18-5) DEF. Sam Alvey (33-14), DEC-SPLIT
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