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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Michael Bisping, Dominick Reyes react to Justin Gaethje defeating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

Justin Gaethje ended Tony Ferguson’s 12-fight winning streak ruthlessly to claim the UFC lightweight interim title in Florida

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Underdog Justin Gaethje delivered an impressive performance in the biggest fight of his career to end Tony Ferguson’s 12-fight winning streak ruthlessly to claim the UFC lightweight interim title in Florida on Saturday night.

Gaethje stepped into the gap after Khabib Nurmagomedov could not travel from Russia and was forced to pull out of facing Ferguson for the fifth time.

“The Highlight” repeatedly hit Ferguson with clean counter-punches that frequently had him back-pedalling before the end came at 3:30 in Round 5.

Whole UFC world reacted to the fight, with the first comments coming from Nurmagomedov.

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