UFC 249 Results: Two Title Fights, Henry Cejudo Retires & Francis Ngannou Demolishes

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)

UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
#4 Justin Gaethje def. #1 Tony Ferguson by TKO via strikes (3:39, R5) to win the title

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Henry Cejudo (c) def. Dominick Cruz by TKO via strikes (4:58, R2) to retain the title

#2 Francis Ngannou def. #6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik by KO via strikes (0:20, R1)

#9 Calvin Kattar def. #7 Jeremy Stephens by KO via strikes (2:42, R2)

Greg Hardy def. Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN)

#15 Anthony Pettis def. #6 (LW) Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#12 Aleksei Oleinik def. Fabricio Werdum by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#7 Carla Esparza def. #8 Michelle Waterson by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

#13 Vicente Luque def. Niko Price by TKO via doctor stoppage (3:37, R3)

Bryce Mitchell def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Ryan Spann def. Sam Alvey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey

Round One: The round begins with Spann cracking Alvey with a right, Spann scores a takedown on Alvey and Alvey wall walks back to his feet. Spann keeps Alvey against the cage wall while looking for another takedown, Spann scores another takedown on Alvey and Alvey wall walks back to his feet. Spann catches Alvey in a standing arm triangle choke and Alvey scrambles to get free after a long struggle, Alvey nails Spann with a right after eating a front kick to the midsection. Alvey starts landing some leg kicks against Spann, Alvey looks for the counter strike against the swinging Spann. Spann comes forward and he pops Alvey with a straight right, Alvey recovers and he cracks an incoming Spann with a counter right hook. Spann then cracks Alvey with a two punch combo followed by a knee strike, Spann looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spann

Round Two: The round begins with Spann attacking Alvey with a high kick before eating a counter right hook, Spann gets Alvey against the cage wall after landing a two punch combination. The fighters separate and Spann cracks Alvey with a counter right, Alvey goes back to attacking Spann with leg kicks. Alvey and Spann exchange a few rights to the chin, Spann also lands multiple front kicks to the midsection of Alvey. Alvey then nails a swinging Spann with a counter punch combination, Alvey steps forward and he cracks Spann with a left hook. Spann again connects with a straight right against Alvey, Spann backs up Alvey before cracking him with a left. Spann then nails a swinging Alvey with a two punch combination, Alvey swings away at Spann as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spann (Overall Score: 20-18 for Spann)

Round Three: The round begins with Spann cracking Alvey with a pair of rights before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Alvey goes right back to attacking Spann with some leg kicks, Alvey then pops Spann with a right hook. Spann cracks Alvey with a high kick before a wild striking exchange breaks out between the two, Spann also attacks Alvey with more front kicks to the midsection. Alvey backs up Spann while nailing him with a right uppercut, Spann responds by nailing Alvey with a four punch combination. Spann comes forward with a knee strike and Alvey lands a counter right, Alvey lands a high kick of his own against Spann. Alvey rocks a swinging Spann with a counter right hook, Alvey looks for a ten finger choke before Spann scrambles to his feet. Alvey then cracks Spann with a left hook and counter right hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvey (Final Score: 29-28 for Spann)

Official Result: Ryan Spann def. Sam Alvey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Mitchell scores a takedown on Rosa and he gets him in a seated position. Mitchell transitions to back control against Rosa, Mitchell scrambles and he catches Rosa in an arm triangle choke. Mitchell releases the hold and he gets back control on Rosa, Rosa scrambles and Mitchell gets side control on him. Mitchell transitions to the half guard position against Rosa before regaining back control, Mitchell looks for a twister before regaining the full mount against Rosa. Mitchell reapplies the arm triangle choke and Rosa escapes to get him in the half guard, Mitchell lands ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Mitchell

Round Two: The round begins with Rosa attacking Mitchell with a variety of kicks, Mitchell scores a takedown on Rosa and he gets the half guard. Mitchell briefly looks for an arm triangle choke on Rosa before gaining the full mount, Mitchell attacks Rosa with some ground and pound. Rosa tries scrambling by pushing off the cage and Mitchell keeps top control, Mitchell transitions to side control before regaining full mount on Rosa. Mitchell reapplies the arm triangle choke and he releases it to land more strikes, Mitchell advances to back control against Rosa. Mitchell attacks Rosa with a plethora of elbow strikes and attempts a twister as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Mitchell (Overall Score: 20-16 for Mitchell)

Round Three: The round begins with Mitchell immediately scoring a takedown on Rosa and he gets back control, Mitchell attacks Rosa with ground and pound. Mitchell looks for a twister and Rosa escapes as Mitchell gains side control, Mitchell gains the full mount and then back control on Rosa. Mitchell returns to the full mount position against Rosa, Mitchell goes for the arm triangle choke before regaining back control on Rosa. Mitchell quickly regains the full mount position against Rosa, Rosa scrambles and Mitchell keeps him on the ground. Mitchell transitions to the crucifix position against Rosa before returning to back control, Mitchell postures up and he gets Rosa against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mitchell (Final Score: 30-25 for Mitchell)

Official Result: Bryce Mitchell def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

#13 Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately getting into an exchange, Luque starts nailing Price with some leg kicks. Price starts landing some jabs against a kicking Luque, Price then hits Luque with uppercuts and a knee strike. Price eats more kicks before attacking Luque with a three punch combination, Luque then cracks Price with a right followed by an elbow strike. Price starts landing leg kicks of his own against Luque, Luque again cracks Price with a right hook to the chin. Luque again cracks a jabbing Price with a counter right hook, Price attempts some high kicks and Luque blocks them all. Price then cracks Luque with a few rights of his own, Price rocks Luque with a front kick to the face before landing a right. Price scores a takedown on Luque and he gets the half guard, Price catches Luque in a d’arce choke and he eventually gives up on in while landing more strikes. Luque scrambles to his feet as Price swings away at him, Luque and Price exchange some lefts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Luque

Round Two: The round begins with Price and Luque exchanging some leg kicks, Price backs up Luque after throwing an overhand right. Luque nails a swinging Price with a counter left hook, Luque accidentally nails Price low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Luque nailing Price with a two punch combination, Price goes for a crescent kick and Luque blocks it. Price eats more kicks before nailing Luque with a pair of hooks, Price backs Luque into the cage wall while landing a multiple punch combination. Luque responds by nailing Price with a counter strike as they separated, Luque gets backed up by Price after landing a three punch combination. Price keeps Luque against the cage wall while attacking him with strikes, the fighters separate and Luque lands a counter left. Price starts landing a bunch of jabs against Luque to keep him at bay, Price hits a kicking Luque with a counter right hook. Price then nails Luque with a left hook to the midsection, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Luque (Overall Score: 20-18 for Luque)

Round Three: The round begins with Price attacking Luque with leg kicks and jabs, Luque starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Luque and Price get into a few wild striking exchanges, Price goes for a high kick and Luque manages to block it. Luque and Price stand in the center of the Octagon while swinging away at each other, Price gets Luque against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Luque gets free and he quickly separates from Price, Luque and Price immediately start swinging away at each other. Price nails a swinging Luque with a counter left uppercut, Price then barely lands an overhand right on a swinging Luque. Luque drops Price with a left hook and he immediately gets top control on the ground, Luque postures up and he makes Price stand up. The referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Price, the doctor deems that Price cannot continue and the fight is waved off.

Official Result: #13 Vicente Luque def. Niko Price by TKO via doctor stoppage (3:37, R3)

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