The Results of UFC 249
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Rather than the previously planned UFC 249 fight with Tony Ferguson pitting off against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, fans got something maybe even better this past saturday: the interim title fight between Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Spoiler Alert: The fight spectacularly ended with Gaethje scoring a TKO to collect a championship belt at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena! "I'm waiting for the real one," Gaethje said after removing the interim belt and tossing it aside. "I knew I was a killer stepping in here. I'm good bro. No better drug on earth than adrenaline coursing through my veins.
UFC 249 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 5
Michelle Waterson uses technology to keep in touch with her family. Henry Cejudo takes in a sunset. Justin Gaethje works through his weight cut, Dominick Cruz' team tempts him with pizza. Official weigh-ins go down and two title fights are official.
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- UFC 249: Weigh-in link
UFC 249 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 4
Dominick Cruz changes his weight-cut regimen and asks Henry Cejudo for a hug. Tony Ferguson accepts a chess challenge. The arena gets set up under social distancing guidelines. Stars including Cowboy Cerrone and Anthony Pettis attend a virtual media day.
UFC 249 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 3
Dominick Cruz trains underwater and gets spicy with opponent Henry Cejudo on a media call. Main event star Justin Gaethje flies to Florida. Fighters on location take a series of medical tests. Tony Ferguson's team poses along the water.
- UFC 249 Cold Open link
UFC 249 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 2
Dominick Cruz recalls being thrown by Ronda Rousey and runs outdoors. Justin Gaethje walks his dog and plays pool between workouts. Tony Ferguson chooses an unexpected sport for cross-training in Jacksonville.