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UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Betting Tips & Preview - Can Ferguson take out Gaethje?

  • Tony Ferguson is on a 12 fight winning streak

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


No. 1 ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson takes on No. 4 ranked Justin Gaethje in the main event at UFC 249. The winner will be crowned interim UFC lightweight champion and earn a unification fight against undisputed 155lb titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov. Who will come out on top?

Tony Ferguson Stats


  • Nationality: United States
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 155 Lbs.
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 36
  • Professional MMA record: 25-3-0 (12-0 TKO 9-1 SUB)

Tony Ferguson History


Tony Ferguson (25-3) is on a 12-fight winning streak and hasn't lost since May 2012. Six of his last eight wins have come by stoppage, including a TKO of Donald Cerrone in 2019 and a submission of Anthony Pettis in October 2018.

The top-ranked Ferguson briefly held the interim belt after beating Kevin Lee by submission in October 2017.

Ferguson is admired for his courage and ability to win through a variety of MMA disciplines. He is one of the most exciting and unpredictable fighters in the UFC and on the verge of becoming the first two-time interim lightweight champion in UFC history.


Justin Gaethje Stats


  • Nationality: United States
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 155 Lbs.
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 31
  • Professional MMA record: 21-2-0 (18-2 TKO 1-0 SUB)

Justin Gaethje History


Justin Gaethje is a former World Series of Fighting champion who has been waiting patiently for a title opportunity. The 31-year-old has earned stoppage wins over Edson Barboza, James Vick and Donald Cerrone in September 2019.

Gaethje is known for his knockout power and unrelenting fighting style. He has won three straight bouts by first-round knockout, has 18 knockouts in 21 career MMA wins and only gone to a decision twice.


Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Odds


Tony Ferguson is the 1.53 favourite at bet365 with Justin Gaethje priced at 2.62. 

The Over/Under for rounds is set at 2.5, with 2.30 available for over and 1.65 for under.

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje Stats


  • Tony Ferguson has won his last 12 UFC fights
  • Tony Ferguson’s average fight time is 10:04
  • Justin Gaethje has won 18 of his 21 MMA fights by TKO
  • Justin Gaethje’s average fight time is 8:39

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje UFC 249 FAQ

Where is the Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje fight taking place?

The Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje fight is taking place at UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

What time is the Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje fight?

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje will happen at 1:00pm AEST on Sunday 10 May 2020.

How long has it been since Ferguson had a defeat?

Riding a 12 fight win streak that dates back to 2013, Tony Ferguson has reached new peaks and there are no signs of him slowing down but he will certainly have his hands full with knockout artist Justin Gaethje.

Where can I watch the Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje live stream online?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje live stream online.

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Verdict

Tony Ferguson is higher ranked, in superior form and should be better prepared. A knockout seems the most likely outcome in this fight with Ferguson tipped to win by KO TKO or disqualification. It's also worth taking the $6.00 boosted special from Unibet that Ferguson wins by submission to cover all bases.

Best Bet: KO, TKO or DQ Method of Victory @-192.31 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Ferguson KO/TKO Method of Victory @240 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Unibet Special: Ferguson by Submission Method of Victory @500 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 10 May 2020

Tony Ferguson v Justin Gaethje