This Is How The MMA Word Reacted To UFC 249

UFC 249 went down on Saturday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The UFC returned after a 56 days hiatus, as a result of the coronavirus. In the main event, Justin Gaethje looked outstanding, stopping Tony Ferguson in the fifth round. ‘El Cucuy’ showed an unbelievable chin but it was ‘The Highlight’ who had his hand raised to win the interim lightweight title, and will now face the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, later in the year in a unification bout.

The UFC 249 co-main event will see Henry Cejudo defended his bantamweight tile against Dominick Cruz, stopping the former champion in the second round. And then shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the sport.

Elsewhere on the stacked UFC 249 card, Francis Ngannou knocked out Jairzinho Rozenstruick after just 20 seconds of the very first round of their heavyweight clash and ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone lost his rematch to Anthony Pettis, in a razor close unanimous decision..

Ahead of the card, Jeremy Stephens missed weight by 4.5lbs and ‘Jacare’ Souza was pulled from his fight with Uriah Hall, after testing positive for the coronavirus.

You can see full results from UFC 249 here.

This is how the combat sport world reacted to UFC 249:

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje:

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Till next time my friends. Face your fears. #ufc249

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“In this sport and especially in this weight there will always be hungry lions that will breathe in your back, if you relax, then you will end. Some leave and others come, there is nothing to be surprised. But I won’t fall before the shot. We will still fight.”

Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz:

Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruick:

Jeremy Stephens vs Calvin Kattar:

Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro:

Anthony Pettis vs ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone:

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Vicente Luque vs Niko Price:

We will add more tweets to this post in the upcoming days, as more fighters respond to the card.

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