Thursday, May 7, 2020

The excitement leading up to UFC 249 (Main Event — Ferguson vs. Gaethje)


This Saturday, the UFC will return with UFC 249 live in Jacksonville, Florida. The main event will feature an Interim Lightweight Championship bout between elite competitors, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Whoever wins will have the opportunity to unify the belt against the current champion of the division and undefeated fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Tony Ferguson — 25 wins | 3 losses
Tony Ferguson is currently riding an impressive 12-fight winning streak. He was a one-time Interim UFC Lightweight champion as well as TUF season 13 winner. Ferguson competed in his first professional MMA bout in April 2008 in which he earned his very first win via 2nd round TKO. He made his UFC promotional debut in 2011, where he won the TUF 13 Welterweight tournament. Since then, he has only lost once since competing in the UFC. He captured 14 victories under the UFC banner over top challengers such as Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, RDA, and Edson Barboza, among others.
MMA Highlights
  • Five Fight of The Night bonuses
  • TUF season 13 winner
  • 20 wins via stoppages (12 via KOs| 8 via submission)
  • Currently on a 12-fight winning streak
Justin Gaethje — 21 wins | 2 losses
Justin Gaethje is an MMA fighter that genuinely lives up to his fight name, “The Highlight.” The former WSOF champion secured the majority of his victories by way of knockout (18 KOs). Before entering the UFC back in 2017, he stepped into the octagon with a perfect MMA record of 17–0. He held the WSOF Lightweight Championship in which he won in 2011 and successfully defended it five times. In his UFC debut, he and Michael Johnson put on a Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night slugfest. Gaethje secured the win by way of 2nd round TKO. Since then, he has earned victories over James Vick, Edson Barboza, and Donald Cerrone all through KO/TKO.
MMA Highlights
  • Former WSOF titleholder
  • Once held a 17-fight winning streak
  • Most WSOF title bout wins
  • Four Fight of The Night bonuses
UFC 249 is completely stacked with so many compelling matchups. Can’t wait to see how everything plays out!
Fight On!!!
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