Tony Ferguson suffers orbital fracture in loss to Justin Gaethje

Tony Ferguson suffers orbital fracture in loss to Justin Gaethje

Tony Ferguson took a lot of damage in his lopsided loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. As a result of the damaging blows, Ferguson was transported to the hospital following the interim lightweight championship fight.

Ferguson’s health status following the fight has been now released to the public. UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports that Ferguson suffered an orbital fracture in Saturday’s main event.

According to the UFC, Gaethje landed a total of 143 significant strikes prior to referee Herb Dean stopping the fight during the fifth round. 100 of those strikes landed on Ferguson’s head.

Medical suspensions have not been issued, but it is expected that Tony Ferguson will be out for sometime due to the orbital fracture. As for Gaethje, he will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed lightweight championship sometime in the fall.

UFC 249 results below:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson via TKO – Round 5, 3:39 – for interim lightweight title

Champ Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz via TKO – Round 2, 4:58– for bantamweight title

Francis Ngannou defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik via KO – Round 1, 0:20

Calvin Kattar defeated Jeremy Stephens via KO – Round 2, 2:42

Greg Hardy defeated Yorgan De Castro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Aleksei Oleinik defeated Fabricio Werdum via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Carla Esparza defeated Michelle Waterson via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)

Vicente Luque defeated Niko Price via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 3, 3:37

Bryce Mitchell defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-24)

Ryan Spann defeated Sam Alvey via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

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