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Gaethje, Justin
Ferguson, Tony

Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson 5/9/20 - UFC 249 Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Ferguson, Tony vs Gaethje, Justin
Date & Time Saturday May 9, 2020, 11:30 PM (EDT)
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, East Duval Street, South Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, 32202, USA
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Tony Ferguson -175
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A lightweight title bout is going to happen in this match here. However, the battle will be very impressive as Ferguson and Gaethje have been in a combined 52 fights and only have 5 losses between the two of them. Now, the fight for the lightweight title will be one that is going to be  great fight and features the chance for a fight to go the distance.

Tony Ferguson is heading into the bout at 155 pounds, but he is coming in standing at 5’11”. Ferguson uses an orthodox style of stance that is common among the UFC fighters. However, the fighting style that Ferguson brings to the octagon is a combination of wrestling and striker styles. The last 5 matches for Ferguson was all wins. Two of those wins were by KO or TKO, 2 by submission, and one of them went the distance for a decision.

Gaethje is coming into the fight with only 2 losses in his career. He is sitting on a 21-2 record, but also is coming in at 5’11” and 155 pounds. Justin tends to use the orthodox style for his stance, but is more of a striker when it comes to actually getting the hitting done on the day. Now, in his last 5 bouts Gaethje ended up losing a couple of fights. However, the last loss was in 2018. Since then Gaethje ended up winning 3straight bouts by a KO/TKO.

Free Pick:
Tony Ferguson -175

Heading into this bout Gaethje has won most of his bouts by a KO/TKO battle. However, Gaethje has managed to lose 2 out of his last 5 bouts dating back to 2018. In those losses they were KO/TKO losses, which shows that he does have a slightly glass jaw at times. Look for Ferguson to take advantage of that issue and it will make it easier for Ferguson to use his reach advantage of 6.5 inches to land some blows and keep Gaethje from getting too close. Fight Winner, Tony Ferguson.

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