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UFC 249 Radio-Style PBP - FERGUSON vs. GAETHJE - CEJUDO vs. CRUZ - Results, Reactions & Main Card Updates

Join us for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 249 MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, results & reactions in our Live YouTube Stream on SBN MMA.

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Join us in the video player above tonight for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 249 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, results & reactions in our Live YouTube Video Stream, which will begin at approximately 8:30-9PM CST, at the start of the Featured Preliminary bout between Anthony Pettis & Donald Cerrone on SBN MMA’s YouTube Channel.

The UFC showcased a night of two title fights, in the main event of the evening we had a Lightweight Interim Title Bout with the Top Fan Favorite MMA Fighter of the Year, Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson, defending his title at UFC 249 in the Main Event TONIGHT (Sat., May 9, 2020) from inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The contender was Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje, who entered the octagon on a three-fight win streak, last defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN+ 16 back in Sept. 2019, fighting out of Colorada, with a 21-2 fight record going up against Ferguson’s unprecedented twelve-fight win streak, having also last defeated Donald Cerrone, but at UFC 238 back in June, 2019, with a 25-3 record.

Also on the card, was a highly-anticipated Bantamweight Co-Main Event Title scrap, with the current best MMA Bantamweight Fighter, Henry ‘The Messenger’ Cejudo defending the title against contender, Dominick ‘The Dominator’ Cruz; rounding things out, we were also treated to some Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis... what a fun night of fights we had to look forward to!

During the entire five-fight main card portion of UFC 249, throughout the telecast, SBN MMA’s Matt Ryan, engaged with the live chat whenever possible. Along with his co-host Harry Terjanian, we provided a radio-style play-by-play broadcast of every single important bit of violence.

You may have your reasons not to watch this event live, or shell out the cash for the PPV - so we did it for you. Maybe there is just something more important going on tonight, where you just can’t be in front of the TV. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered! During the entire five-fight main card portion of UFC 249, throughout the telecast, SBN MMA’s Matt Ryan, will engage with the live chat whenever possible. Along with his co-host Harry Terjanian, we will be doing a radio-style play-by-play broadcast of every single important bit of violence. The show is a modern YouTube stream, that will broadcast in the video player above, sort of like a sports talk show/bar hangout meets vlog.

Please join us and consider subscribing to SBN MMA on YouTube. Meanwhile, as the third member of our team, I will moderate your live chat, laying the ‘ban hammer’ down on those pesky spammers and link beggars, as well as offering support to the guys throughout the show with factoids, bonus updates and adding results and updated fight records in full detail, to the chat and description, as well as right here in this post, so no need to go anywhere else...

Here’s a look at the UFC 249 RESULTS & new fight records, which will be updated live right here as the event unfolds:

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

Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 249 fight card right HERE, starting with the Early Prelims, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30PM/3:30PM ETPT, then the Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our main card start time at 10PM/7PM ETPT on the ESPN+ PPV.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Ferguson vs. Gaethje
PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Francis Ngannou 2. Justin Gaethje

For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, RIGHT HERE SUNDAY, MAY 10th, AFTER THE FIGHTS...


Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow and will provide you with updated UFC 249 PRELIMS RESULTS throughout the night right here as well:

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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Join us for the 6th ROUND SBN MMA POST-FIGHT SHOW, with your hosts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado for in-depth analysis and reactions to the UFC 249 event; YouTube and SoundCloud links to the Post-Fight Show can be found RIGHT HERE an hour or so after the event...