UFC 249 Review by TSC News

TSC News editor Fred Richani recaps the incredible and violent UFC 249 results featuring Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz, brutal knockouts, a shocking retirement announcement, social distancing, and much more! 

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UFC 249 Results for May 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL -Broadcast notes from Jax: Jacare pulled, two cornermen positive

-No fans, Joe Rogan doing cageside interviews

-Dana White, Buffer, refs, announcers not wearing masks -No other fighters tested positive -Wacky Trump promo -Fighters shared hotel with AEW. UFC and AEW did Covid testing. WWE did not so far. Next PPV: UFC 250 –

Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer for Featherweight Title. Location/Date TBD. Current undercard does not look PPV quality at all, but subject to change.

UFC 249 ESPN+ PPV Card

UFC Lightweight Interim Title Main Event: Justin Gaethje (22-2) def. Tony Ferguson (25-4)

UFC Bantamweight Championship: Henry Cejudo (c) (16-2) def. Dominick Cruz (22-3)via Round 2 TKO. Cejudo announced his retirement from MMA after the fight.

Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou (15-3) def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-1) via knockout in TWENTY SECONDS.

Catchweight 150.5lb: Calvin Kattar (21-4) def. Jeremy Stephens (28-18, 1 NC) via Round 2 KO HELLbows

Heavyweight: Greg Hardy (6-2, 1 NC) def. Yorgan de Castro (6-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board).

UFC 249 Prelim Results

Welterweight: Anthony Pettis (23-10) def. Donald Cowboy Cerrone (36–15, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight: Alexey Oleynik (59-13-1) def. Fabrício Werdum (23-9-1) via split decision – 29-28 Werdum, 29-28 Oleynik, 29-28 Oleynik.

Strawweight: Carla Esparza (16-6) def. Michelle Waterson (17-8) via split decision.

Welterweight: Vicente Luque (18-7-1) def. Niko Price (14-4, 1 NC) via ref medical stoppage (cuts on lids, swollen RIGHT Eye), Rd 3.

Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell (13-0) def. Charles Rosa (12-4) via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Light Heavyweight: Ryan Spann (18-5) def. Sam Alvey (33-14, 1 NC) via split decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28


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