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Tale of the tape for Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje square off at UFC 249 in a matchup for the interim lightweight title. We break down the odds.

Tony Ferguson interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UPDATE: Latest odds, betting splits for Ferguson-Gaethje

In the main event of UFC 249, the Lightweight Interim Title will be decided between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.

This fight was originally intended to be Ferguson against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but two of the best lightweights in MMA history managed to miss each other yet again due to another outside occurrence: This time the timing of the fight being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ferguson has an impressive 26-3 record, has won 11 fights in a row, and is the No. 1 contender for Khabib’s belt. Gaethje is the #4 contender, and his 21-2 career record includes three wins in a row all by first round knockout. He’s a striker, whereas Ferguson is more known as a submission specialist. It should make for a great contrast in styles for a main event that will be one of the most-viewed pay-per-view fights in UFC history.

Here are the updated betting lines for Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 main event:

Ferguson vs. Gaethje UFC 249 odds

Info Ferguson Gaethje
Info Ferguson Gaethje
Record 25-3 21-2
ML Odds -186 +159
To Go the Distance Yes (+350) No (-560)
Total Rounds Over 2.5 (+105) Under 2.5 (-148)
Win by KO, TKO, or DQ +255 +180
To Win by Submission +245 +2500
To Win by Decision +525 +1200

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