Justin Gaethje became the UFC’s interim lightweight champion on Saturday in the main event of UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gaethje was knocked out with a knee by Eddie Alvarez on Dec. 2, 2017, and stopped on strikes by Dustin Poirier in his next bout on April 14, 2018.
A little more than two years after that second consecutive loss, Gaethje put the lessons he learned all together and dominated Tony Ferguson in an astonishingly brilliant performance.
Gaethje dominated from the beginning, cracking Ferguson with crushing left hooks. Ferguson showed an incredible chin but little else in a fight that was shockingly one-sided.
After the initial emotion wore off, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje embraced #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/L2KRodiqaF
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 10, 2020
Justin Gaethje did damage to Tony Ferguson 🥴#UFC249 pic.twitter.com/CJsoxDQ9fA
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 10, 2020
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