The black belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu (no-gi Bjj), Tuf 13 tournament winner and former interim Ufc Lw champion Tony Ferguson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 25-3-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Khabib Nurmagomedov). ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson suffered his last defeat when he faced Michael Johnson in 2012, since then he has collected twelve consecutive victories beating Kevin Lee (Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee), Anthony Pettis (Tony Ferguson vs Anthony Pettis) and Donald Cerrone in his last three (Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone).
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has an official record of 21-2-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje) and Dustin Poirier (4-stars fight, Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje), but then he has won over James Vick (Justin Gaethje vs James Vick), Edson Barboza (4-stars fight, Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje) and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje). Ferguson vs Gaethje is valid for the interim Ufc lightweight title, and it is the main event of the UFC 249 (on the original fight card Ferguson was expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov but the Russian had to pull out due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Title: interim UFC Lightweight Championship
UFC 249 fight card (main fights):
Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar
Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro
Anthony Pettis vs Donald Cerrone 2
Alexey Oleynik vs Fabricio Werdum
Carla Esparza vs Michelle Waterson
Ferguson’s previous fight: Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone
Gaethje’s previous fight: Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje
Ferguson vs Gaethje Fight Video:
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