The latter walked away with the UFC interim lightweight title and a likely date with reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year. Niko Price on Twitter Niko Price took some nasty punishment on Saturday night at UFC 249. Great fight man! However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020. By: Nolan King and John Morgan. For Ferguson’s trouble, he left the fan-less VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for a local hospital with a face filled with lacerations and swelling. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man ET on ESPN+. 24,103, This story has been shared 9,418 times. On Saturday night, ranked featherweight contenders No. In a great moment of sportsmanship, Price embraced Luque after the bout was called off and laughed about the outcome, and later screamed into the camera while showing off the damage to his face. Price was competing in a welterweight fight against Vicente Luque in the preliminary card of an event headlined by the interim UFC lightweight championship fight … Clearly, he took his frustrations out on Stephens’ chin en route to the second-round KO victory. UFC is still on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi as fans await the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov next weekend at UFC 254, and there's one more Fight Night event from the Flash Forum before the organization returns to Las Vegas next month. Both men put up an incredible performance. He wanted to take my head off, I expected that. Price faces Vicente Luque at UFC 249 on Saturday, Niko Price took some nasty punishment on Saturday night at UFC 249. Niko Price and Tony Ferguson were transported to the hospital, per Dana White. With Cormier headed for a third fight with Stipe Miocic sometime later this year, there is a good chance the former could be in the Octagon to face Ngannou–if he can regain his belt. In the second round, Luque dropped Price with a combination, while he was against the cage. If you weren't watching the prelim card of UFC's Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen on Saturday night, you missed a stunning finish that one MMA legend is calling one of the craziest knockouts in the history of the sport. UFC 249: Niko Price’s Face and the Most Memorable Images, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. After weeks of no fights, the UFC is back in business. Here’s how the fight went down. Brian Ortega says fight fans should expect some future rounds between himself, Alexander Volkanovski, and Max Holloway. The loss was Price’s second to Luque in his career. One of the fights that stood out was Niko Price vs Vincente Luque. Get the latest odds on all the top sports. Welterweight contender, Niko Price’s eye might be the most memorable. When an elbow lands this flush on the chin, you might as well call it a night. pic.twitter.com/tO80JRtZ0N, — Gamebred Kamal (@RAdilK98) May 10, 2020, Sign up for the For The Win newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Price was competing in a welterweight fight against Vicente Luque in the preliminary card of an event headlined by the interim UFC lightweight championship fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Welterweight Niko Price has 10 UFC bouts under his belt so far in his career and none have made it to the judges scorecards. The ring official stopped the fight at 3:37 of the third round, awarding a victory by TKO to Luque, moving him to 18-7-1, when the cageside physician determined Price could not see out of his eye. If you think you were shocked at Ngannou’s power, take a look at former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier’s reaction from the analyst table. #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/lTPVOJjIEW. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This was the beginning of the end for Price. Price had moments in the first round when he landed a front kick to Luque’s face and … Kattar’s elbow hit Stephens harder than ‘who da fook’ did pic.twitter.com/cjuXyIJ9fu. Powered by. Ciara and Russell Wilson enjoy Halloween fun during Seahawks' bye week, This extra large cast iron cookware set is on sale for 30 percent off, Save up to 65 percent on 28 refurbished Apple iPads, Boost your resume with this $40 self-paced Microsoft Excel training, Learn how to play the guitar, piano and drums from the comfort of your home, Fenty Beauty offers 25 percent off sitewide for Friends and Family Sale, Lily James cancels 'Today' show appearance amid Dominic West drama. Ferguson said he wants to get right back into the Octagon, but something tells me a medical suspension is coming his way. Tony Ferguson was beaten soundly on Saturday night by Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 main event. “First event back from everything going on, I think I brought it.”, “I’m an entertainer,” Luque added. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/05/ufc-249-ufc-fighter-niko-price-seemed-so-fired-up-about-the-gruesome-damage-to-his-face, Cody Bellinger's reaction to his go-ahead home run in Game 7 was too good, Tua Tagovailoa had a very special moment in Miami's empty stadium after his NFL debut, Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers live stream, how to watch, NFL football predictions, odds, tv channel, start time, NFL fans had plenty of jokes after the Jets pulled off a 'Butt Pick' interception, Aaron Rodgers broke out a 'Hingle McCringleberry' TD celebration ... but it didn't count, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The win improved Luque’s record to 18-7-1, and was his second victory over Price in his career. After Cejudo landed a well-placed knee that dropped Cruz, the champion hit the challenger with 12 straight punches on the ground. Please check your email for a confirmation. Stephens has now lost four of his last five fights. This will be the first fight back for Ortega, following the loss to Max Holloway. Niko Price on Twitter The only non-loss was a no-decision against Yair Rodriguez, whom he’d lose to in a rematch the following month.

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