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UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje

Scenes from UFC 249, headlined by an interim lightweight championship between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Justin Gaethje, left, punches Tony Ferguson in their
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Justin Gaethje (L) of the United States punches Tony Ferguson (R) of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Justin Gaethje (R) of the United States punches
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Justin Gaethje (R) of the United States punches Tony Ferguson (L) of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tony Ferguson of the United States looks on
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Tony Ferguson of the United States looks on against Justin Gaethje of the United States after their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson in
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Justin Gaethje of the United States celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Justin Gaethje of the United States celebrates after
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Justin Gaethje of the United States celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States fights
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Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States fights Dominick Cruz (R) of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Henry Cejudo of the United States looks on
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Henry Cejudo of the United States looks on against Dominick Cruz of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

UFC President Dana White (R) congratulates Henry Cejudo
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UFC President Dana White (R) congratulates Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States after defeating Dominick Cruz of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States celebrates
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Henry Cejudo (L) of the United States celebrates defeating Dominick Cruz (not pictured) of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after
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Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Dominick Cruz of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Henry Cejudo, right, punches Dominick Cruz during a
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Henry Cejudo, right, punches Dominick Cruz during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Medical personnel check on Jairzinho Rozenstruck, center, after
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Medical personnel check on Jairzinho Rozenstruck, center, after he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou in the first round of a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

A videographer focuses on a fight between Donald
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A videographer focuses on a fight between Donald Cerrone, back left, and Anthony Pettis during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

A worker wipes down areas of the octagon
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A worker wipes down areas of the octagon between bouts at a UFC 249 mixed martial arts event Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Francis Ngannou of Cameroon sits down after his
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Francis Ngannou of Cameroon sits down after his Heavyweight fight against Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname receives attention after his
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Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname receives attention after his Heavyweight fight against Francis Ngannou of Cameroon during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname enters the arena prior
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Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname enters the arena prior to their Heavyweight fight against Francis Ngannou of Cameroon during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Greg Hardy (L) of the United States celebrates
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Greg Hardy (L) of the United States celebrates after defeating Yorgan De Castro (R) of Cape Verde in their Heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Anthony Pettis, left, lands a kick to Donald
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Anthony Pettis, left, lands a kick to Donald Cerrone during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Carla Esparza, right, lands a punch on Michelle
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Carla Esparza, right, lands a punch on Michelle Waterson during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Anthony Pettis, center left, and Donald Cerrone fight
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Anthony Pettis, center left, and Donald Cerrone fight during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Carla Esparza, left, fights Michelle Waterson during a
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Carla Esparza, left, fights Michelle Waterson during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Anthony Pettis of the United States celebrates after
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Anthony Pettis of the United States celebrates after defeating Donald Cerrone of the United States in their Welterweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Donald Cerrone (L) of the United States kicks
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Donald Cerrone (L) of the United States kicks Anthony Pettis (R) of the United States in their Welterweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Anthony Pettis (L) of the United States celebrates
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Anthony Pettis (L) of the United States celebrates after defeating Donald Cerrone (R) of the United States in their Welterweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Members of the media watch the Heavyweight fight
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Members of the media watch the Heavyweight fight between Aleksei Oleinik of Russia and Fabricio Werdum of Brazil during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Aleksei Oleinik (R) of Russia punches Fabricio Werdum
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Aleksei Oleinik (R) of Russia punches Fabricio Werdum (L) of Brazil in their Heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Aleksei Oleinik (L) of Russia punches Fabricio Werdum
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Aleksei Oleinik (L) of Russia punches Fabricio Werdum (R) of Brazil in their Heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Niko Price of the United States is looked
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Niko Price of the United States is looked over by a trainer against Vicente Luque of the United States in their Welterweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Staff watch as Bryce Mitchell of the United
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Staff watch as Bryce Mitchell of the United States fights Charles Rosa of the United States in their Featherweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bryce Mitchell of the United States celebrates with
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Bryce Mitchell of the United States celebrates with his team after defeating Charles Rosa of the United States in their Featherweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Announcer Joe Rogan reacts during UFC 249 at
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Announcer Joe Rogan reacts during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Team members look on during the light heavyweight
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Team members look on during the light heavyweight fight between Ryan Spann of the United States and Sam Alvey of the United States during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Staff members clean the cage of the octagon
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Staff members clean the cage of the octagon during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer poses with a
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UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer poses with a protective face mask during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Sam Alvey, right, fights Ryan Spann during a
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Sam Alvey, right, fights Ryan Spann during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

A worker wipes down the octagon between bouts
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A worker wipes down the octagon between bouts during the UFC 249 mixed martial art event, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sam Alvey, far left, is checked on between
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Sam Alvey, far left, is checked on between rounds during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles Rosa, right, battles Bryce Mitchell during a
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Charles Rosa, right, battles Bryce Mitchell during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts bout Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

A worker sprays sanitizer in the octagon between
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A worker sprays sanitizer in the octagon between bouts during a UFC 249 mixed martial arts competition, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ryan Spann of the United States celebrates with
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Ryan Spann of the United States celebrates with his team after defeating Sam Alvey of the United States after their Light heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ryan Spann (C) of the United States celebrates
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Ryan Spann (C) of the United States celebrates after defeating Sam Alvey (R) of the United States in their Light heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ryan Spann (R) of the United States punches
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Ryan Spann (R) of the United States punches Sam Alvey (L) of the United States in their Light heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ryan Spann (L) of the United States punches
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Ryan Spann (L) of the United States punches Sam Alvey (R) of the United States in their Light heavyweight fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

A member of the media is seen wearing
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A member of the media is seen wearing a protective face mask prior to UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

A general view of the octagon surrounded by
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A general view of the octagon surrounded by empty seats prior to UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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