Gaethje Earns UFC Interim Lightweight Belt, Stopping Ferguson After Dominating Performance

Justin Gaethje was crowned the interim UFC Lightweight Champion on Saturday after finishing Tony Ferguson with strikes. The finish came in the fifth round after four rounds of Gaethje out-striking Ferguson. The win was the main event of UFC 249 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The event was held without … Continue reading Gaethje Earns UFC Interim Lightweight Belt, Stopping Ferguson After Dominating Performance

Cejudo Earns First Bantamweight Defence, Retires From MMA

Henry Cejudo defended his UFC Bantamweight Championship for the first time on Saturday, stopping Dominick Cruz in the second round via stoppage. After the fight, Cejudo announced that he retired from MMA. The win came at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, in the co-main event of UFC 249. Due to the ongoing … Continue reading Cejudo Earns First Bantamweight Defence, Retires From MMA

UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Live Coverage

Quick to return to live events, the UFC will hold UFC 249 on Saturday night. The two-championship show is headlined by Tony Ferguson battling Justin Gaethje for the vacant interim Lightweight Championship. Also on the card is Henry Cejudo making the first defence of his UFC Bantamweight Championship against the returning Dominick Cruz. Follow along … Continue reading UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Live Coverage

Jacare Souza Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From UFC 249

UFC fighter Jacare Souza has tested positive for COVID-19, taking him out of his matchup with Uriah Hall scheduled for UFC 249 tomorrow. Stephen A. Smith of ESPN first reported that a test administered to Souza on Friday returned the next day reading positive. While a relative to Souza tested positive previously, he was asymptomatic. … Continue reading Jacare Souza Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From UFC 249

Full Card For UFC 249 Announced

The full lineup for the May 9th version of UFC 249 was released on Saturday. The lineup includes two championship fights, including the UFC interim lightweight championship and the bantamweight championship. The venue for the event has been announced as the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Along with this event, UFC has … Continue reading Full Card For UFC 249 Announced

All Future UFC Events Postponed, Including UFC 249 Due To COVID-19

All UFC events, including pay-per-view UFC 249 have been postponed due to COVID-19, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who spoke to UFC President Dana White recently. UFC 249 was set to happen on April 18th, taking place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in California. "Today we got a call from the highest … Continue reading All Future UFC Events Postponed, Including UFC 249 Due To COVID-19

Rose Namajunas Off Co-Main Fight Against Jessica Andrade At UFC 249

4/9 3:20PM EDT UPDATE: The article has been updated with a statement from the management team of Rose Namajunas. The co-main for UFC 249 has been lost, with Rose Namajunas being pulled from her strawweight fight against Jessica Andrade. Per Evelyn Rodrigue and Raphael Marinho of Combate, the fight has been taken off of the … Continue reading Rose Namajunas Off Co-Main Fight Against Jessica Andrade At UFC 249

Tachi Palace Casino Resort Named New Host For UFC 249

The Tachi Palace Casino Resort in California has been named the new location for UFC 249, first reported by Jeff Sherwood of Sherdog.com, later confirmed by a report from Kevin Draper of The New York Times, The venue, which is on land owned by the Tachi-Yokut Tribe, has played a host to MMA events in … Continue reading Tachi Palace Casino Resort Named New Host For UFC 249