In the night from 9 to 10 may in the U.S. Jacksonville (FL) passed tournament on the mixed single combats UFC 249. In the main fight Justin Geydzhi defeated Tony Ferguson early in the 5th round of the fight.
In a duel for the title of interim champion, in the absence of the champion in lightweight Habib Nurmagomedov, the clash between Tony Ferguson and Justin Geydzhi. Ferguson, not losing in the UFC since 2012, when he lost to Michael Johnson, was considered the favorite in the bookies. But Geydzhi looked very cool, shaking the opponent’s powerful blows.
At the end of the second round Ferguson found Geydzhi uppercuts, but to build an advantage, Tony couldn’t due to the end of the round. In General, Geydzhi looked more confident, and broken face, Tony showed how uneasy he was with Justin. In the fourth round Geydzhi got Ferguson right blow to the temple, and he staggered, but survived and was able to recover.
Geydzhi vytselivat punch that can knock out, but Tony kept the blows. But that was before some time. After a series of missed punches Ferguson, the referee stopped the fight. Justin Geydzhi got a landslide victory and next bout, for sure, with Habib Nurmagomedov.
The second strength of the match Henry Cejudo defended the belt of the champion in the easiest weight. He, after dissection of the attack exploded and sent the rival to a knockout. The replay showed that Dominick Cruz ran into the knee.
After the fight, cejudo stated that ends his career: “Our plan worked. Caught him with a powerful knee kick right in the head. I’m ruthless, and greatest athlete! And don’t forget that I am the Olympic champion. And I want to make an important statement. I end my career! Hang up gloves on a nail. I want to dedicate myself to the family.”
UFC 249. Jacksonville (FL, USA). 10.05.2020
05:00. Main card:
Justin Geydzhi (USA) – Tony Ferguson (USA) – TKO (5th round, 03:39)
Henry Cejudo (USA) – Dominick Cruz (USA) – TKO (2nd round, 04:58)
Francis Ngandu (Cameroon/France), Jairzinho of Rozenstruik (Suriname) – TKO (1st round, 00:20)
Calvin Kattar (USA) – Jeremy Stephens (USA) – KO (2nd round, 02:42, elbow)
Greg hardy (USA) – Jordan de Castro (Guinea-Bissau) – PTS (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
03:00. Preliminary card:
Anthony Pettis (USA) – Donald serron (USA) – PTS (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexey Oleinik (Russia) – Fabricio Werdum (Brazil) – PTS (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Carla Esparza (USA) – Michelle Waterson (USA) – PTS (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Vicente Luque (Brazil) – Niko Price (USA) – TKO (3rd round, 03:37, doctor)
Of Uriah Heep Hall (Jamaica / USA) – Ronaldo Souza (Brazil) – fight cancelled
02:00. Early preliminary card:
Bruce Mitchell (USA) Charles Rosa (United States) – PTS (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)
Ryan center (USA) – Sam Alvi (USA) – PTS (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).