On Sunday night CET in Jacksonville (Florida, USA) will start the tournament without spectators UFC 249 in the arena “VyStar Veterans Memorial”. This event will mark the resumption of the activities of the UFC, notwithstanding the continuing quarantine of pandemic coronavirus.
In the title card Tony Ferguson and Justin Geydzhi will determine an interim champion in the lightweight division. The battle, undoubtedly, a worthy main event for any UFC, however, he is not the only intriguing and anticipated match of the event. Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the matchmaker managed to gather a decent “warm up” card.
Where to watch online UFC 249: Tony Ferguson – Justin Geydzhi
In the co-main fight of the evening the champion in the easiest weight Cejudo will have to settle for a battle with a former winner of this title Cruz instead of fighting Jose Aldo in Brazil.
Finest hour Cejudo started in August 2018, when he took revenge from Demetrius Johnson split decision, won the title UFC in the easiest weight. Then the gold Olympic wrestling champion defended the title, having knocked out 32 seconds of the champion of UFC Bantamweight champion T. J. Dillashaw. And in June 2019 Cejudo became the “Champ-Champ”, when in the first round knockout of Marlon Morasha in the fight for the vacant UFC title in the category up to 135 pounds. Cejudo and since then did not go into the cage, gave up the title in the Flyweight division, and retained an interest in his own person dirty social media posts.
If Cejudo were not 11 months, Cruz his last fight held in December 2016. Cruz is one of the most unlucky fighters in history, the career of the once dominant champion of UFC in the easiest weight destroyed by injuries. 3.5 years ago at UFC 207 Dominic lost on points to Cody Garbrandt, having lost this title. Because of a broken hand and then a shoulder injury and subsequent operation to Cruz twice had to postpone his return.
Forecast for battle
Cejudo recent years, pleasing their fans with phenomenal performances. He suffered many unpleasant moments at the beginning of fights against Johnson and Moraea, but showed willpower and eventually won. A lot will depend on what form is Cruz. How is he healthy now? Given the simple Cruz and the amazing race Cejudo, on paper we have a clear discrepancy between the levels of the fighters, and the champion should record in your list of victims another big name. However, if Cruz is in his best physical condition, he has the skills and character in order to return the belt. Cruz can use your footwork, speed, height and arm length to dominate Cejudo in the rack, as did Mores only for five rounds.
Victory Cruz on points
Tony Ferguson – Justin Geydzhi
Henry Cejudo – Dominick Cruz
Francis Ngandu Of Jairzinho Of Rozenstruik
Jeremy Stephens – Calvin Kattar
Greg hardy – Jordan de Castro
Donald Serron – Anthony Pettis
Alexey Oleinik – Fabricio Werdum
Carla Esparza – Michelle Waterson
Early preliminary card
Vicente Luque – Niko Price
Bryce Mitchell – Charles Rosa
Ryan Center – Sam Alvi