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

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Henry Cejudo (c) vs. Dominick Cruz

Round One: The round begins with Cruz attempting some leg kicks against Cejudo, Cejudo starts landing some leg kicks against Cruz. Cruz goes for a high kick and Cejudo blocks it, Cejudo eats a knee strike before scoring a takedown on Cruz. Cruz quickly scrambles to his feet and Cejudo attacks him with more leg kicks, Cruz looks to crack a kicking Cejudo with some counter strikes. Cruz responds by popping Cejudo with a right to the midsection, Cejudo recovers and he hits Cruz with a left. Cruz swings away at Cejudo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cejudo

Round Two: The round begins with Cruz taking some swings at Cejudo, Cejudo nails Cruz with a kick to the midsection. Cruz and Cejudo start exchanging some leg kicks, Cruz and Cejudo start getting into a few wild striking exchanges. Cejudo goes for a head kick and Cruz barely avoids it, Cejudo then backs up Cruz after landing a two punch combination. Cruz responds by cracking Cejudo with a right, Cejudo backs Cruz into the cage wall as they exchange some rights. Cruz and Cejudo both fail at takedown attempts on the other, the referee halts the fight after an accidental clash of heads. The action resumes with Cejudo and Cruz exchanging a few rights, Cejudo drops Cruz with a knee strike and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Henry Cejudo def. Dominick Cruz by TKO via strikes (4:58, R2) to retain the title

UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
#1 Tony Ferguson vs. #4 Justin Gaethje

Round One: The round begins with Ferguson attacking Gaethje with a front kick to the midsection, Gaethje starts hitting Ferguson with some leg kicks. Ferguson responds by kicking Gaethje right in the midsection, Gaethje then pops a swinging Ferguson with a counter left hook. Ferguson and Gaethje start exchanging some punching combinations, Ferguson starts hitting Gaethje with some leg kicks of his own. Gaethje then hits a swinging Ferguson with a counter left hook, Gaethje then hits Ferguson with a right hook to the side of the head. Gaethje follows up by nailing Ferguson with a pair of left hooks, Gaethje lands more leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gaethje

Round Two: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Ferguson with some leg kicks, Ferguson recovers and he nails Gaethje with a two punch combination. Gaethje fires back and he cracks Ferguson with a few combinations of his own, Ferguson goes for a high kick and Gaethje blocks it. Gaethje goes back to landing the left hooks against a swinging Ferguson, Ferguson responds by popping Gaethje with a two punch combination. Gaethje backs up Ferguson after landing a two punch combo of his own, Ferguson drops a swinging Gaethje with a counter right uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferguson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gaethje taking some swings at Ferguson, Gaethje nails a swinging Ferguson with a counter right. Gaethje also goes back to attacking Ferguson with some leg kicks, Gaethje starts landing some power counter strikes on a swinging Ferguson. Ferguson fires back and he keeps Gaethje at a distance while throwing combinations, Gaethje also continues to just take some wild swings against Ferguson. Ferguson nails an incoming Gaethje with a short left, Gaethje nails a swinging Ferguson with a counter right during a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gaethje (Overall Score: 29-28 for Gaethje)

Round Four: The round begins with Gaethje and Ferguson exchanging some combinations, Gaethje nails Ferguson with a ton of leg kicks. Gaethje continues attacking a swinging Ferguson with counter strikes, Gaethje nearly drops a swinging Ferguson after landing a counter right. Ferguson accidentally nails Gaethje low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Ferguson nailing Gaethje with a knee strike and left hook. Gaethje causes Ferguson to stumble after landing a leg kick as Ferguson swings at him, Ferguson and Gaethje exchange head kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gaethje (Overall Score: 39-37 for Gaethje)

Round Five: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Ferguson with some leg kicks, Ferguson goes for a superman punch and Gaethje counters with a right hook. Gaethje then lights up Ferguson with a multiple punch combination, Ferguson then nails Gaethje with a kick to the midsection. Gaethje rocks a swinging Ferguson with a two punch combination, Ferguson starts attacking Gaethje with some leg kicks of his own. Gaethje then pops a swinging Ferguson with a counter left hook, Gaethje then lights up Ferguson with a two punch combination. Gaethje rocks a kicking Ferguson after landing a left and the referee jumps in.

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

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