UFC 249 Live Results May 9, 2020: Winners, Full Results, Highlights, Live Coverage
UFC 249 was earlier supposed take place on Sat, Apr 18, 2020, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, went through a new location calculation due to Coronavirus Pandemic. On March 16, UFC president Dana White announced that UFC 249 is still scheduled as planned, but the location may change. Dana White even noted that he would schedule the event behind the door. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson was planned to take place but on March 30 Khabib Nurmagomedov slated that he was in Dagestan and could be ventured by travel bans related to the pandemic.
Khabib Nurmagomedov stated on April 1 that he would unlike be competing at the event due to those restrictions which forced him to stay home. Now he has officially pulled out of the event. Justin Gaethje has taken the replacement.
On April 9, White announced that this event would not take place as scheduled and all other UFC events would be suspended until further notice, indicating invasions from the high-ranking staff of the UFC's U.S. media rightsholders, ESPN Inc. and parent The Walt Disney Company. It was later revealed that the 40th Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, influenced the decision of canceling the event.
In The main card Justin Gaethje takes on Tony Ferguson for For the interim UFC Lightweight Championship, Henry Cejudo (c) defends UFC Bantamweight Championship against Dominick Cruz.
We will keep Updating the Liv Coverage, Once the show kicks off.
Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa
Winner : Bryce Mitchell, victory followed by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey
Winner : Ryan Spann, victory followed by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price
Winner : Vicente Luque, victory followed by third-round TKO (doctor stoppage)
Women's Strawweight Bout
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson
Winner : Carla Esparza, victory followed by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum
Winner : Aleksei Oleinik, victory followed by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis
Winner : Anthony Pettis, victory followed by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
The main card is all set to cook on with Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro on the line!!!.
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro
Frist Round: Yorgan de Castro headed towards the Octagon to take up his fight against Greg Hardy who also followed the back appearance in the octagon. They both finally get to assemble inside the octagon. Yorgan de Castro with right hand on Hardy. Nic Low kick by Hardy went for the exchange of punches, Hardy took on a little control on Yorgan de Castro, beautiful Low kick by Yorgan de Castro, Hardy with a kick but Yorgan de Castro blocked it, Yorgan de Castro continued with some short of kicks on Hardy. We saw Hardy was heavily breathing, Hardy scratched Yorgan de Castro with massive hands, Yorgan de Castro looked a little escaped in the fight. We stopped for the first round completion
Second Round: Yorgan de Castro with Low kick on Hardy, Yorgan de Castro jumped for the hit but Hardy blocked it, 2 minutes left for the second round, Hardy with powerful Low Kick on Yorgan de Castro, 1:30 minutes left for the second round completion as they continued to circle around the Octagon. Hardy got a little bit harder on Yorgan de Castro. They split on the second round completion.
Third Round: Big right hand by Hardy, there was a beautiful Low kick by Yorgan, once again a Low Blow by Hardy as he continued to be proven dominative on Yorgan, Right hand by Yorgan. Hardy took down Yorgan as Hardy attacked on his leg, Yorgan was not getting up defencing against Hardy, the coaches urged him to get up. Yorgan finally set up the tune by getting up. We took the bout for third-round completion.
Winner : Greg Hardy, victory followed by unanimous decision
Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens
Calvin Kattar entered the Octagon as for the first, he was followed by Jeremy Stephens. The official introduced both of them.
Frist Round: Jeremy Stephens with the low kick on Katter, Jeremy Stephens was looking very confident against Katter, Jeremy Stephens again with Low kick on Katter, Jeremy Stephens backed Katter with some shots, three minutes left for the first round completion. Katter tried to control the round but Jeremy Stephens continued to drag him near the fence with kicks. Jeremy Stephens with some notches, Katter got back with the head attack, Jeremy Stephens with Body Shot, nice head kick by Katter, Now, Katter looked to be back in the fight with back to back huge right hand on Jeremy Stephens. Katter lift up the leg but Jeremy Stephens caught it landing a right hand and we looked for the first round completion.
Second Round: Katter seemed to be back in the fight, Jeremy Stephens with Low kick, Katter with a beautiful right hand and held him back to the fence, Jeremy Stephens blocked some kicks, Katter finally took a rough shot with big Elbow to take down Jeremy Stephens on the ground, the referee split Katter up and that's how Katter got the victory by knockout.
Winner : Calvin Kattar, victory followed by Knockout
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik headed towards the Octagon to pick up his bout against Francis Ngannou.
Frist Round: Francis Ngannou took down Jairzinho Rozenstruik with one kicks, the referee split them up, Francis Ngannou drove everything crazy as he once again took down Jairzinho Rozenstruik for the win by split decesion
Winner : Francis Ngannou, victory followed by first-round TKO (punches)
For the UFC Bantamweight Championship
Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz
We were next up for the UFC Bantamweight Championship between Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz. We saw Cruz heading towards the Octagon to face off Henry Cejudo. The official introduced both of them.
Frist Round: Henry Cejudo and Cruz looked to block each other by retreating, a beautiful leg kick by Henry Cejudo, Cruz tried to have leg but Henry Cejudo blocked it. 2 minutes went in the first round, Henry Cejudo took down Cruz but retreated in the fight, Henry Cejudo again took the control, while he was down. 2 minutes left in the first round. Henry Cejudo with right hand taking him a little back to the fence. Cruz loaded with big right hand on Henry Cejudo, a class of head there as Cruz took a little Henry Cejudo down. The First round got ended.
Second Round: We were ready for the second round, Cruz jumped out of making some shots but hit the right place. Henry Cejudo with Body Kick, Cruz with Low kick, right hand connected on Henry Cejudo, nice right hand by Cruz, Henry Cejudo with a kick, Henry Cejudo took Cruz near to the fence and landed a right hand. Cruz back to control as 1 left for the second round. Henry Cejudo lifting the momentum, later Cruz would land a massive right hand on Henry Cejudo as he started bleeding. The second round got ended
Third Round: We were up for the third round, Cruz prepared again with a few more punches, but suddenly, Henry Cejudo would take down Cruz and then went for back to back punches as the referee split them up. Henry Cejudo won the match by referee stoppage.
Winner : Henry Cejudo, victory followed by seconf-round TKO(punches)
For the interim UFC Lightweight Championship
Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson
The final showdown was up For the interim UFC Lightweight Championship between Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson.
Justin Gaethje walked down in the Octagon as for the first. It was the moment, we were waiting for a long time. The official introduced both of them.
Frist Round: The first round got started, Justin with a leg kick, Tony was able to land a body Kick but did not connect well. Nice right hand by Justin Gaethje, Tony tried to make the hit but got glitched by Justin Gaethje as he landed another right hand. A beautiful right again on Tony. Tow minutes left in the first round. Justin Gaethje with low kicks to Tony, Tony with a head kick on Justin Gaethje, Tony with another right hand. Justin Gaethje with tow back to back massive right hands-on Tony. The first round ended here.
Second Round: We were up for the second round!!!. Justin with the right hand, Justin was being so nasty by applying back to back low kicks, Low kick by Justin. Tony was completely taken under control. Beautifull left hand on Justin, Later, Justin landed a massive right hand on Tony. Just with Cross leg kick. Justin took everything in his control. Tony with Low kick. Tony with huge Uppercut on Justin at the end of the second round.
Third Round: Third round loaded on the line, Tony with Head kick, Tony took a little control in the fight, Tony's right eye got swelled as we could clearly see it through. Three minutes left in the second round. Justin with a massive right hand taking him a little aback. Justin continued to make his streak in gear. One minute left in the third round. Justin with another right hand on Tony. The third round got ended here
Fourth Round: The Fourth round was on the line, Tony with Low kick, Tony wheel kick but Justin countered that, Justin with left hand landing the clean shots. 3 minutes left in the 4th round. Justin with beautiful leg kick on the stomach. Tony got a little shake as Justin dragged him through the Octagon. The referee broke them up for a little and they continued with a little break. Justin with Low kick taking Tony out of the match almost. Head Kick by Justin as the fourth round got ended here.
Fith Round: Justin with Low kick, they went circulating inside the Octagon, Tony with back to back right and left hands on Tony. This was an amazing fight by Justin and it looked that Justin would be the winner. Justin took down Tony with a massive right hand. Tony rolled throughout to dodge Justin but all set. Justin pushed Tony back. Tony look to be out of control as Justin landed another right hand on Tony. Justin finally, got the victory at the end of the fifth round.
Winner : Justin Gaethjeand the new UFC Lightweight Champion, Victory followed by fifth-round TKO (punches)
After the bout Justin tried to bring respect to Tony but Tony pushed him back.