Completed MMA Bout

Tony Ferguson vs. Aaron Riley

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Tony Ferguson defeats Aaron Riley via KO/TKO at 5:00 of Round 1

Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson
Aaron Riley

Round 1

11-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   30-12-1
Climbed to 12-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 30-13
-380 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +300 (Moderate Underdog)
United States   Nationality   United States
Ventura, California   Fighting out of   Albuquerque, New Mexico
27 years, 7 months, 1 week, 5 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, 1 day
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'11" (180cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Knuckleheadz Boxing   Gym   AMC Pankration
UFC 135
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Tom Johnson
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ferguson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Riley Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Ferguson vs. Riley Wiki Update Wiki

The fifth bout of UFC 135 featured Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson taking on Aaron Riley in a lightweight contest.

Riley came forward mixing up his strikes early. The taller Ferguson countered and threw low kicks. Riley feinted back and forth but ate a good combination from Ferguson. Ferguson connected on a big punching combination that had Riley staggered. Ferguson stalked his opponent around the cage looking for the finish. Riley held on but looked to have injured his jaw and ate another big shot a few moments later. Blood came dripping out of Riley's mouth, Ferguson kept on the offensive with a strong body kick. Riley threw a few kicks and counters but couldn't handle the firepower from Ferguson.

In between rounds Riley notified his corner that his jaw was broken and they opted to call the fight in the interest of safety for their fighter. Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Ferguson commented, "I'm ecstatic, I wish I could have given the crowd a little bit better of a show... I'm sorry it stopped early... We worked a lot on slipping and on fighting a southpaw... I feel kind of skinny [at lightweight] but I think it's a nice home for me."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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Ferguson vs. Riley Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

A pro fighting career is so glamorous sometimes:)
5 days, 1 hour, and 46 minutes
I was on a controlled and regimented diet for 8 weeks and the best part about having my jaw broken is now I'm on a...
5 days, 1 hour, and 45 minutes
@Jonnybones Bones give me and Nick a call your in our backyard!
3 days, 22 hours, and 34 minutes
So glad to be home in #Ventura home sweet home. Think I might sleep in tomorrow, wondering how the waves are going to be tomorrow 8o)
2 days, 11 hours, and 39 minutes
after @aaronriley hey man, nice scrap you got skills bro, Respect. Thanks #Denver @UFC @Danawhite Headinhome to #Ventura
1 day, 22 hours, and 34 minutes
after "The calm before the storm" ThAnks #Hoss for the great wrap and pre game plan-
1 day, 6 hours, and 30 minutes
Finally relaxing! checked out downtown Denver's #Aquarium Was awesome to see! Any ideas for dinner round here? Or festivities? Last day here
1 day, 2 hours, and 18 minutes
RT @KarynBryant Hear what @TonyFergusonXT told @MMAheat about training w Brock UFC debut + life after TUF #UFC135 #MMA
1 day, 2 hours, and 7 minutes
Thanks #Denver for being Awesome! Loudest & best crowd I've fought in front of ever! Def a dream come true. Thanks every1 for your support!
21 hours and 24 minutes
I'm ok everyone. Love all my fans and supporters. Thank you all for your support!
5 hours and 10 minutes
after #UFC135 #TeamDeathclutch #Knuckleheadz Tony "El Cucuy Ferguson weigh in 155lbs
15 hours and 20 minutes
before chowin down on the best food ever! #jimmyjohns el Cucuy status!
21 hours and 2 minutes
Made weight! Now it's official like a referee with a whistle.
21 hours and 5 minutes
21 hours and 30 minutes
El Cucuy Walkout T
22 hours and 20 minutes
In the back waiting with my team #knuckleheadz bout to get ready to line up for the weigh ins!!! After I'm scarffing down #jimmyjohns !!!!!!
22 hours and 28 minutes
Riding to the wells Fargo convention center with Hoss @brucebuffer and a whole van full of Ufc fighters and coaches. Right where I need to b
23 hours and 23 minutes
In the van heading to the weigh ins
23 hours and 31 minutes
156 on the dot! Let's do this!!!
1 day and 17 minutes
Last practice a huge success, dinner was great hydrated and ready to go for tomorrows weigh ins. Countdown to the weigh in face off #UFC135
1 day, 15 hours, and 57 minutes
RT @trey_fightlife @TonyFergusonXT hey el cucuy saturdays my birthday can i get a RT b4 u mess up riley. #TeamDeathclutch
1 day, 16 hours, and 50 seconds
RT @taramhernandez @TonyFergusonXT's rise to the top and how his career started right here in #West Michigan. Tonight on @FOX17 at ten!
1 day, 17 hours, and 29 minutes
At the UFC open workouts to support teammates @Jonnybones and @travisbrowneMMA
2 days and 17 minutes
@ClayHeavyMetal hands up CHIN down right??? after my fight we will have to meet up n chill been too long brotha. Good fight the other day.
2 days, 16 hours, and 28 minutes
RT @SPIKE_TV RT @insidetuf: You can see #tuf 13 winner @TonyFergusonXT take on Aaron Riley Sat. on @SPIKE_TV as part of the @ufc 135 prelim
2 days, 16 hours, and 29 minutes
@ClayHeavyMetal doin great bro! counting down the days till weighins, how's everything on your side? U down for a snowboarding trip soon?
2 days, 16 hours, and 39 minutes
before Enjoying some Vanilla icecream, coach says can't have half gallon so ill settle for a full pint. Lol loving it
2 days, 17 hours, and 30 minutes
Just saw the commercial for #UFC135 ! O man that pumped me up bigtime!!! Man I love this game!
2 days, 18 hours, and 10 minutes
Watching #TUF14 premiere! Exactly what you should be doing !!! #UFC #MMA toughest sport in the world!
2 days, 18 hours, and 13 minutes
Sorry about the mass links everyone! Facebook and twitter are connected, so when I share pictures it blows up both spots!
3 days, 2 hours, and 46 minutes
Love representing my boss @UFC @danawhite ! Radio interviews went great, time to grub on Oatmeal! Maple Flavor is the best! Mmm pancakes lol
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Badass night love the #UFC staff! Always TopNotch, fully honored to be employed by the best @danawhite thank you sir. Night ch'all zzzZzzzz
3 days, 14 hours, and 7 minutes
Thanks for all the support everyone! I hear your cheers and bring your positive energy with me into the ring!
3 days, 17 hours, and 23 minutes
In Denver checked in and ready to get down to business. Probably hit a run soon.
3 days, 18 hours, and 33 minutes
Lol so my mgr and coaches are going over grocery list for me for week... We have water... Water.. water... Oh yea and more water. Lol jeeesh
3 days, 18 hours, and 37 minutes
@julesk_fighter big thanks for all you did for me this camp and all you do for the team Julie Kedzie. My favorite fighter to watch!
3 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes
Thanks for the luck everyone! #UFC135 #TeamDeathclutch #TeamKnuckleheadz "It's My Time!!!"
3 days, 21 hours, and 15 minutes
before waiting @DenverInternational w/ the lovely @XtinaservinXt & Trainers Hoss and Soltero for our ride to UFC HQ
3 days, 21 hours, and 25 minutes
UFC 135 Fight Card: Aaron Riley Talks UFC 135, Tony Ferguson, Greg Jackson's MMA
4 days, 4 hours, and 58 minutes
From last night! Thanks for having me.
4 days, 5 hours, and 30 minutes
4 days, 7 hours, and 27 minutes
before finished last home workout and couldn't have gone any better. 156.lbs! Now hydrate eat and try to relax... Woosah!
4 days, 17 hours, and 56 seconds
RT @MMAinterviews @tonyfergusonXT feature story reppin' Knucklheadz Boxing:
4 days, 19 hours, and 31 minutes
Can't wait until this Friday. Weigh ins and then normal food again!
5 days, 15 hours, and 37 minutes
#Deathclutch #Ufc135 #knuckleheadz #jimmyjohns #Dymatize and #kravejerky thanks for all the support ill do my best against Aaron Riley!
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Jake Ellenberger looked good tonight. Making a case for contendership.
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Interview with
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RT @powder_805 Congrats to @TonyFergusonXT for receiving Ventura county's best athlete!
1 week, 1 day, 22 hours, and 31 minutes
Ventura County Reporter - Best of Culture & Community ThAnks Ventura County for our vote! #UFC135 @danawhite
1 week, 2 days, and 24 minutes
Interview with Five Knuckles
1 week, 2 days, 1 hour, and 3 minutes
RT @Jonnybones: This belt belongs to @JacksonsMMA my team my family! Not coming home without it! #ourbelt
1 week, 2 days, 1 hour, and 53 minutes
Rise and shine! Time 2 go get hit in the face. Last day of sparring today. Actually, going 2 try and do a lot more hitting than getting hit.
1 week, 2 days, 5 hours, and 1 minute
@ikevallieflagg haha, thanks. I gotta get back out again soon. So many things to hate and so little time!
1 week, 2 days, 14 hours, and 13 minutes
Good day of training followed by ice bathes for me and Jon Jones.Then Bikram yoga to end the day. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
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