Tony Ferguson Profile
Tony Ferguson, who has the nickname El Cucuy, is a professional mixed martial artist who was born in California in the United States of America.
Ferguson made his MMA debut in 2008 at the age of 24 and has been fighting since, but didn’t get a shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2011 when he beat Aaron Riley at UFC 135 with a TKO.
Ferguson won the interim belt in UFC against Kevin Lee in October 2017, but was later stripped of the title due to injury, forcing him out of an April 2018 fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In his youth, Ferguson had a successful wrestling career, winning the 2006 NCWA national wrestling championship in the 165 lbs division.
After winning the interim UFC Lightweight Championship in 2017, he set a new record for most consecutive wins in UFC lightweight division history with 10 and became widely regarded by pundits as one of the best lightweights in the history of the UFC. He is expected to face Beneil Dariush on May 15, 2021 at UFC 262.
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Tony Ferguson record:
Tony Ferguson vs Ramsey Nijem– Win by knockout, Las Vegas, United States of America, 5th June 2011
Tony Ferguson vs Katsunori Kikuno– Win by knockout, Las Vegas, United States of America, 24th May 2014
Tony Ferguson vs Josh Thomson– Win by unanimous decision, San Diego, United States of America, 15th July 2015
Tony Ferguson vs Edson Barboza– Win by Las Vegas, United States of America, 11th December 2015
Tony Ferguson vs Lando Vannata– Win by submission, San Diego, United States of America 14th July 2016
Tony Ferguson vs Rafael Dos Anjos– Win by unanimous decision, Mexico City, Mexico, 6th November 2016
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