The UFC‘s fourth pay-per-view card of the year will take place behind closed doors at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Topping the bill will be an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, with the winner of the contest earning a unification fight against undisputed 155lb champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
- Former men’s bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will return from a near four-year layoff to take on the division’s current ruler Henry Cejudo.
- Fan favourite Donald Cerrone, who last in action in January against Conor McGregor, will also be in action on the card, locking horns with former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
- Follow all the live action and reaction to the UFC’s first card in two months below.
UFC 249 Live – 01:21am – As advertised, this fight has been a war
This rematch has well and truly lived up to its billing. Both men have had success on the feet and had the other hurt.
Two rounds down, one to go. Let’s see if the pair can keep this relentless pace going.
UFC 249 Live – 01:10am – Welterweights on deck
A welterweight rematch between Vicente Luque and Niko Price is currently in progress.
The highly-touted Luque, who lost his last outing against Stephen Thompson, won the pair’s first meeting in October 2017 via second-round submission.
Will Price be able to exact revenge on the Brazilian? We’ll soon find out.
UFC 249 Live – 1:00am – Another win in the books for Micthell
As expected, Bryce Mitchell picks up a wide unanimous decision victory, with the judges scoring the contest 30-25, 30-25, 30-24 in his favour.
A thoroughly impressive performance from ‘Thug Nasty’, who made Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rosa look like a blue belt.
I can’t wait to see what’s next for him.
UFC 249 LIVE – 0:50am – All ‘Thug Nasty’
This has been nothing short of a dominant performance from Bryce Mitchell. He’s repeatedly taken Rosa down at will and cut through his guard like a hot knife through butter.
Mitchell’s grappling, in particular, the ease in which he’s transitioned between submission attempts has been a real sight to behold.
This is going to be a wide victory for the Arkansas native if it carries on this way.
UFC 249 LIVE – 0:40am – We move to the featherweight division
A 145lbs showdown between Bryce Mitchell and Charles Rosa is currently taking place.
DWCS alumi Mitchell will be fighting for the first time since his unbelievable twister submission victory late last year.
This fight is a grappling fan’s dream. Hopefully, we see lots of takedowns and transitions. That’s what we all want to see.
UFC 249 LIVE – 0:30am – Our fight is in the books
Ryan Spann has made it four wins in a row with a split-decision victory over veteran Sam Alvey.
Superman edged a closely-fought contest via split decision, surviving a late blitz from ‘Smilin’ to win the contest 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
He may not have been impressed with his performance, but Spann will be thrilled to have kept his momentum in the stacked 205lb division going.
UFC 249 LIVE – 0:10am – The UFC is back, folks!!
After nearly a two-month hiatus, mixed martial arts premier promotion is back in action. Kicking off the UFC 249 prelims is a light-heavyweight title fight between Ryan Spann and Sam Alvey.
This is a big fight for Dana White’s Contenders Series alumni Spann, who has been on a roll since graduating from the show and entering the promotion. This should be a good one, folks.
UFC 249 Main Card odds (courtesy of OHM Bet UK)
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje – Ferguson: 52/100 – Gaethje: 8/5
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz – Cejudo 46/100 – Cruz: 17/10
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Ngannou: 4/11 – Rozenstruik: 21/10
Calvin Kattar vs Jeremy Stephen – 4/11 – Stephens: 85/40
Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro – Hardy: 46/100 – De Castro: 17/10
UFC 249 fight card
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje (interim lightweight title fight)
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz (men’s bantamweight title fight)
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (heavyweight bout)
Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar (men’s featherweight bout)
Greg Hardy vs Yorgan de Castro (heavyweight bout)
Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis (welterweight bout)
Alexey Oleynik vs Fabricio Werdum (heavyweight bout)
Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson (women’s strawweight bout)
Vicente Luque vs Niko Price (welterweight bout)
Bryce Mitchell vs Charles Rosa (men’s featherweight bout)
Ryan Spann vs Sam Alvey (light-heavyweight bout)
Published at Sun, 10 May 2020 00:10:00 +0000