Pettis would succumb to a rear-naked choke in the second round. He finally escapes and lands a short right. Cerrone wades in and rips Pettis with a left. Overall, the UFC 249 prelims averaged 1.154 million viewers over the course of the four-hour broadcast that started at 6 p.m. Among them is a UFC bantamweight title showdown between champion Henry Cejudo and former titlist Dominick Cruz. Early Prelims. Price with two big shots. 10-9 Werdum, but close. Serious damage. Both men are slowing down. According to a separate report from the Sports Business Journal, another 500,000 viewers tuned into the UFC 249 prelims via ESPN+. 10-9 Werdum, but 29-28 Oleinik. When: Saturday, May 9, 10PM EST. The main card and the prelims are live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. They both land at the same time. They reset and Spann is still wobbly. Currently ranked as the 12-best heavyweight in the UFC, Oleynik has been fighting professionally since 1997. ET. How (TV): UFC Fight Pass; Watch on ESPN+ here! An outside kick trips up Price a bit. Esparza lands a 1-2. Known for his grappling prowess, the Brazilian fighter has an incredibly impressive 4th-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. UFC 249 takes place Saturday, May 9, with the pay-per-view portion beginning at 10 p.m. Alvey with a hard left and he follows up. Cowboy presses. They trade big shots. He’s still on Rosa’s back. It’s Kattar who will get it as he’s looked outstanding in his past five outings while the battle-hardened Stephens has understandably shown signs of decline. Cerrone flurries and they both land in an exchange. He looks to mount right away. Always respectful and always entertaining in the cage, Cerrone currently finds himself on a three-fight losing streak, losing all three of those fights via TKO. Can’t get it. The Colorado-native trains at the BMF Ranch with trainer Joe Schilling. Low kick from Cowboy. Spann secures a standing arm triangle. 10-9 Pettis. Ryan Spann defeated Sam Alvey via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje prelims live results, discussion, play by play. Another knee. In the U.S., the main card of UFC 249 is available via pay per view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. There is a blueprint for beating Gaethje, and it’s one that’s comprised of patience and precision as evidenced by both Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier’s stoppage victories. They trade down the stretch. As loathe as I am to indulge Dominick Cruz’s insistence that Henry Cejudo is some sort of garden gnome compared to him, size does matter, and that’s one reason why I like Cruz’s chances to pull off the upset here. Cruz got the call when originally scheduled challenger Jose Aldo was removed from the equation due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, and he enters the contest coming off of a rare loss and having not fought since December 2016. One minute to go and Alvey looks for a choke on the ground. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. View our online Press Pack. The peak number came in at 1.592 million viewers during the featured bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. Rozenstruik’s counter jab has already become one of the heavyweight division’s most feared weapons, and Ngannou has to be aware of that. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks. She is a former atomweight fighter, which is a weight class that the UFC will most likely never introduce. Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL.. Price looks for a choke but can’t get it. They’re finally ramping up the action a bit. That’s a difficult combination of disadvantages to overcome. He currently trains out of Los Angeles with Kings MMA. Waterson will stand two inches taller than her opponent but Esparza will have the one-inch reach advantage. Elsewhere on the card, there's the Bantamweight Championship between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz, while the prelims features a real fan-favourites clash with 'Cowboy' Cerrone against Anthony Pettis. Few can. Jab from Luque. No idea how Pettis took that, but he did. Cerrone stands over him, but he eventually gets up. His leg kicks will take their toll on Ferguson, regardless of how many steel pipes Ferguson has dented in preparation for such an occasion. UFC 249 will take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. 10-9 Oleinik. It's a fully loaded card that will take place without fans due to COVID-19 and has been touted by UFC president Dana White as one of the most stacked events the mixed martial arts promotion has ever put together. The fact that Stephens missed weight by such a considerable amount (4.5 pounds) on Friday is reason to be concerned for Kattar, though, as that could mean that Stephens will not only be bigger on fight night, his weight cut may not have been as draining. Add in the fact that Hardy is likely to have grown from his experience going three rounds with Alexander Volkov, and you can understand why signs point to Hardy adding another first-round knockout to his resume. Another hard right from Price. Another right and a knee from Spann. For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 249 and an ESPN+ annual subscription is $84.98. Waterson escapes quickly. An orthodox fighter, he has been fighting professionally since 2009 and is currently ranked as the UFC’s 13th-best welterweight. A Dana White Contender Series contract winner, De Castro impressed in his past two wins with a calculated destruction of favored wrestler Alton Meeks and a quick finish of Justin Tafa last October. Waterson with a jab. Adesanya on ‘dumb’ Costa: ‘This was my 100th win,’ I understand his game. Paulo Costa breaks silence on loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, vows to win UFC belt ‘whether you like it or not’. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Werdum falls back for a late guillotine, but it’s too late. Get Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights for the UFC 253 main event. Price fires back with a kick. The former Invicta FC strawweight champion was also the first woman in the UFC to wear the strawweight championship after an Ultimate Fighter tournament. High body kick from Pettis. Low kick from Esparza. However, after losing for top middleweights such as Robert Whittaker, Gegard Mousasi, and Paulo Costa, Hall has gone on to put together a two-fight winning streak. Werdum finally responds with a right of his own. Round 1 - Inside leg kick from Luque. Price with a big right and Luque is stunned! Mitchell gives it up. Nice jab from Price. The main card and both title fights will be covered in separate posts. This may indeed turn out to be one of the most exciting fights in MMA history, one that will surprisingly go the distance and end with Gaethje’s hand being raised. “Triple C” is about to see another one of his Cs taken away. Fortunately for Kattar, he won’t rely on divine intervention to take out Stephens. Shocker. A former WEC and UFC lightweight champion, Pettis spent most of his UFC career at 155-pounds until he moved up to the welterweight division in 2019 to fight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Several new fights have also been added to the card. Rosa tries to use the cage to escape but Mitchell threatens an armbar. 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ET and will air on ESPN and ESPN+. Werdum dumps Oleinik to the floor. 10-9 Waterson. “The Highlight” will walk Ferguson down unlike anyone Ferguson has faced before, and he’s going to land early and often. Cejudo wants to use names like Aldo and Cruz to build his legacy, but don’t expect “The Dominator” to stick to the script and put Cejudo over. Big uppercuts from Oleinik. Dana White offers potential opponents for both middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz following their wins at UFC 253. Mitchell takes his back, then spins into mount again. The fight took place last October and Waterson was defeated via unanimous decision. Low and high kicks from Price. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL). Round 1 - Werdum misses with an uppercut. Oleinik with an uppercut. Luque with a left. Esparza with two knees to the body. The featured undercard bout comes in the welterweight division, with Donald Cerrone fighting Anthony Pettis. Oleinik slides in behind Werdum but can’t get a takedown. It was originally planned to take place on April 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. However, her last fight came against the former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejcyzk. Ferguson and Gaethje are expected to hit the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. He stretches it up, and sweeps to mount. After back-to-back losses in 2018, Carla Esparza came back into contention in 2019, winning her last two fights in a row. Hear Spann talk to Rogan after kicking off UFC 249 with a win. Alvey with a straight left. Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes aggressively shot in and paid the price, and even the technically sharp Junior dos Santos couldn’t help but test his luck against Ngannou. Round 2 - Head kick from Spann is blocked. It’s become reductive at this point to point out how superior Greg Hardy’s athleticism is to most heavyweights. Pettis tries to wall walk, and does. 10-8 and 30-24 Mitchell. Low kick from Alvey. Hard outside leg kick from Waterson. Fan-favorite Cerrone will also return for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor when he squares off with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Esparza times a kick and double legs Waterson to the mat. He ranks as the sixth-best lightweight in the UFC. ET. Oleinik manages to fight it off though. Huge round for Mitchell. For the time being, fighters will be tested for Covid-19 in the run up to fight night and no spectators will be allowed in the arena. Overall, ESPN led the important 18-49 demographic during that time period. Cerrone with a 1-2. Alvey is in big trouble. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed (see section below). First by unanimous decision against Virna Jandiroba and then by majority decision against Alexa Grasso which was awarded fight of the night honors. Luque gets back up. Alvey with a pretty counter as Spann charges in. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues his war or words with UFC President Dana White. Low kick from Showtime. Alvey with a knee. Two undefeated fighters, Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, do battle in the main event of UFC 253 for the undisputed middleweight championship. Cody Garbrandt is the only fighter to earn a decision against Cruz. Again. 10-8 Mitchell. The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 10 p.m. Adesanya demands 90 percent pay cut for fighters who miss weight. You’ve heard this before: styles make fights. Alvey with a combo. Waterson with some more leg kicks. ET. Here is everything you need to know about UFC 249, including the time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch the event. Body kick. UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Predictions, Odds & Picks, Covington vs Woodley in UFC Apex, Las Vegas on September 19, 6 PM EST. What’s made him so popular and such an indomitable force is that he can return that punishment tenfold. Fight Coverage 4 months ago. Round 1 - Measured start from the two men. Oleinik tries to drag him to the ground at the horn. Back at range. He has less steam on his strikes now, but he’s landing. He’ll need a finish to get a decision, which is even more unlikely than beating Cruz on the scorecards. Price with a low kick and a right. Slapping leg kick from Waterson. Alvey with his own head kick. ET. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Great fight. Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 249 preliminary card from Jacksonville. Yes, Cejudo’s striking has improved dramatically. Pettis with a beautiful counter right. Spinning elbow from Oleinik. He misses a counter. 18:38. Price lands a right. In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. They trade jabs. Based on the overall averages, the UFC 249 prelims finished in fourth place out of four pay-per-views in 2020 with UFC 246 leading all shows with an average of 1.767 million viewers. In the UK, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport, and the main card is available at 3 a.m. GMT (Sunday) on BT Sport. Werdum finally gives it up and they get to their feet. Ngannou’s past three knockouts, impressive as they’ve been, have all been against opponents who’ve rushed into his range. Both Ferguson and Gaethje stopped Cerrone in their last time out, in June and September 2019, respectively. He’s still looking for the arm and Oleinik gets to his back. Werdum looking for the Thai clinch to land knees. Set to be filmed behind-closed-doors without any crowd in attendance, the fight night will be the first since the USA went into lockdown over Covid-19. He defeated Bevon Lewis by knockout in 2018 and went on to defeat Antonio Carlos Junior by split decision last September. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Rosa throws and awkward kick and gets taken down right away. Check out our in depth comparison between the NFL and UFC, including revenue, salaries, viewership, attendance, and ratings. You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com. Body kick and punches from Oleinik. Pettis looks for a jump knee but Cerrone cracks him with a left. Where Cruz’s length will benefit him is in sticking-and-moving Cejudo into oblivion. …, UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs Hill Predictions, Odds & Picks, Waterson vs Hill in UFC Apex, Las Vegas on September 12, 6 PM EST. Esparza shoots but eats a kick. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Waterson with a nice left. Werdum sets up an armbar position and he just needs to break Oleinik’s hands. Pricing globally varies, depending on region and platform. Price is bloodied. Luque fires back! UFC 249 fight card, odds: Breaking down every bout from the early prelims to the main event Get all the info you need from every fight on the card in Jacksonville on Saturday night This will be Cerrone’s return to the welterweight division since his fight against Mike Perry in 2018. In Germany, Spain and Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, and the main card is available at 4 a.m. CET (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. The fight was over in the first round. All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book, following their latest event, UFC 253, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Counter right from Price lands glancingly. Mairis Briedis contemplates step up to heavyweight, Anthony Joshua to spar with Joe Joyce ahead of Pulev bout, Tyrone McKenna vs. Ohara Davies fight preview. He secured it right at the horn! Kane Baker goads Aqib Fiaz: Please turn up, mate! A full minute of just feinting so far. DANA WHITE has fought hard to get this event on - and fans are delighted with the card he's put together. Alvey with a low kick but eats a right hook counter. Sun, May 10 / 12:00 AM BST WATCH ON FIGHT PASS. Cowboy thinks he got eye-poked but it looked to be from a punch. UFC 249 takes place Saturday, May 9, with the pay-per-view portion beginning at 10 p.m. The work that Gaethje puts in in the opening round will have a ripple effect for the rest of the fight. He looks for a takedown and gets it. Price’s face is jacked up. Waterson with an inside leg kick. Luque with a picture perfect left hook at Price goes down! He has been competing in mixed martial arts since 2003 and currently only ranks within the light heavyweight division at number-14. For other inquiries, Contact Us. He boasts an international master of sport in sambo, a 4th-degree black belt in jujutsu, and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ricardo Liborio. The doctor looks at him, but his vision is impaired from an eyelid cut and he waves it off. Round 3 - Pettis with a counter combo that connects hard. Front kick again. © Rebel Penguin ApS 2020 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.) We support responsible gambling. However, Werdum was flagged by USADA after failing a drug test. The card then moves to ESPN at 8pm ET for four more bouts, then onto the main PPV card at 10pm ET. Hard knee to the head from Werdum. Share it with your friends! Check out the latest odds and predictions! Body kick from Cerrone. Low outside leg kick from Cerrone. Spann just misses with a big right. Werdum sets up an armbar from the bottom, then a kimura. Dana White is not happy with Conor McGregor after the former two-division UFC champion shared a series of private messages between then during a Twitter tirade on Friday. Nothing there. To stream UFC 249 LIVE on ESPN+ PPV click here! Bet $50 Get $50 (in cash) by using the promo code WSN50 on William Hill. Mitchell gives it up. Carla Esparza defeated Michelle Waterson via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27). ET and will air on ESPN and ESPN+. 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