Despite backlash, the UFC pushed through to hold its latest event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
UFC 249 saw a total of 10 fights which culminated in Bantamweight Champion Henry Cejudo defeating Dominick Cruz in the second round and Justin Gaethje besting Tony Ferguson in an all-out war. The Lightweight fight between Gaethje and Ferguson went five-round but saw the NCAA Division I wrestler best the undefeated fighter popularly known as El Cucuy.
Ahead of the event, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) forcing his fight against Uriah Hall to be canceled. At the end of the night, Dana White awarded Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson Fight of the Night, while Performance of the Night went to Justin Gaethje and Francis Ngannou.
Catch the results for UFC 249 and post-fight interviews with Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson below.
Justin Gaethje def. Tony Ferguson
Henry Cejudo (c) def. Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngannou def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Calvin Kattar def. Jeremy Stephens
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone
Aleksei Oleinik def. Fabricio Werdum
Carla Esparza def. Michelle Waterson
Vicente Luque def. Niko Price
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Bryce Mitchell def. Charles Rosa
Ryan Spann def. Sam Alvey