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Ferguson vs Gaethje 05/09/2020 UFC Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Ferguson vs Gaethje 05-09-2020 UFC Picks Predictions and Previews

Ferguson vs Gaethje 05/09/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship resumes since the pandemic scare and coming in with the stacked UFC 249 fight card. All fights will be closed-door at the private venue set up by the UFC in Jacksonville, Florida. UFC 249 will be shown live on Saturday, May 9 on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the UFC interim lightweight championship. UFC Live Betting sees Ferguson taking away the title after this match and will score a unification match against Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year.

Ferguson vs Gaethje 05/09/2020

When: Saturday, May 9, 6:30 PM ET
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Ferguson vs Gaethje 05/09/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Tony Ferguson -190 Justin Gaethje +155

Main Card

Tony Ferguson

Ferguson is carrying a ring name of “El Cucuy” and the 36-year-old fighter hails from Oxnard, California. He fights from Teah Death Clutch and has been in the lightweight division ever since. The UFC veteran owns a 25-3 fighting record with 12 of those victories that came from knockouts and 8 via submissions. Tony Ferguson has this day coming and he is long due for a title fight as he won 12 straight matches. He came into the UFC in 2011 in the UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale and made a good impression scoring a first-round knock out against Ramsey Nijem.

Two more wins came and his first taste of defeat came against Michael Johnson in UFC on Fox 3 in May 2012. Ever since the loss, Ferguson has never been defeated and he had big names in that streak with Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee, Edson Barboza and Josh Thompson. His last two wins are against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and the latest was against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone back in June 2019.

Justin Gaethje

With Khabib Nurgamomedov not able to fly to the USA to defend his belt against Ferguson, Justin Gaethje stepped up to the plate to battle for the interim title. “The Highlight” is a 31-year-old fighter and came from Safford, Arizona. He stables at Genesis Training Center and owns a 21-2 professional MMA record. Coming to the UFC in July 2017, Gaethje was an undefeated fighter who carried a 16-0 professional MMA record. He won his debut match against Michael Johnson via second-round TKO but lost his next two matches against Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. Adjusting to fighting in the UFC, Gaethje won his next three fights. The latest was against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 159 in September 2019. Prior to that fight, he won against Edson Barboza and James Vick via TKOs.

Ferguson vs Gaethje Betting Numbers

Record 26-3-0 21-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 11″ 5′ 11″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (inches) 76 70
Win by KO/TKO 48% 86%
Win by Submission 32% 5%
Decisions 20% 10%
Strikes landed per minute 5.81 8.57
Striking accuracy 45% 55%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.75 9.67
Striking defense 63% 54%
Takedown average 0.56 0
Takedown accuracy 42% 0%
Takedown defense 75% 75%
Submission average 1.4 0

Ferguson vs Gaethje Betting Picks

Ferguson just has more experience fighting in the UFC as compared to Gaethje heading to this match. Expect Gaethje to avoid Ferguson’s takedown at all costs and will try to win the match with his hands. On the other hand, Ferguson has an edge on the mat and he can also trade blows with Gaethje. With more weapons in his arsenal, Sports Betting favors Ferguson to take this game.