In the United States, in Jacksonville, Florida, the UFC 249 mixed martial arts tournament was held.
The tournament was held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two Americans met in the main confrontation: Tony Ferguson (25-3) and Justin Gagey (21-2). At stake was the interim lightweight champion title.
The fight ended in the fifth round by TKO after Ferguson’s team asked to stop the fight.
Note that the whole battle took place in position, the combatants did not demonstrate any element of the combat.
Only the first round was relatively even. In subsequent rounds, Gadget had the full advantage.
Ferguson only demonstrated his ability to hold a punch. Tony seriously “braked” in the 3rd round after a series of powerful series missed by the opponent in the head.
Subsequently, the bout took on a one-sided nature and after the following powerful shots missed by Ferguson, the referee stopped the match.
Gagey became the temporary light world champion and the main competitor in the fight against the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Ferguson-Gagey battle statistics.
According to the materials: lb.ua