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Tony Ferguson

Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson

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  • Given Name: Anthony A. Padilla-Ferguson
  • MMA Record: 22-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: El Cucuy
  • Current Streak: 9 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1984.02.12
  • Last Fight: November 05, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Knuckleheadz Boxing
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $782,000 USD
  • Born: California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Ventura, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Tony Ferguson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 209 2017.03.04
Reason: Nurmagomedov Hospitalized due to Weight Cut Complications
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Rafael dos Anjos
21-3-0 25-8-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.05
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC Fight Night 98 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Mike Chiesa UFC UFN 91 2016.07.13
Reason: Chiesa Back Injury
Win | Submission
2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total

Us Lando Vannata
20-3-0 8-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 91: McDonald vs. Lineker
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.13
Odds: -750 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
#21 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 91 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC on FOX 19 2016.04.16
Reason: Ferguson Injury
Cancelled Bout Michael Johnson UFC 196 2016.03.05
Reason: Johnson Withdrew
Cancelled Bout Khabib Nurmagomedov TUF 22 Finale 2015.12.11
Reason: Nurmagomedov Rib Injury
Win | Submission
2:54 Round 2 of 3, 7:54 Total

Br Edson Barboza
19-3-0 16-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.12.11
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($50K Base, $50K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#84 Greatest Fight of All Time
#17 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Fight of the Night
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Thomson
18-3-0 20-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.07.15
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $110,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 71 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:37 Round 1 of 3

Br Gleison Tibau
17-3-0 32-10-0

Us UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.02.28
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $98,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#29 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 184 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Yancy Medeiros UFC 184 2015.02.28
Reason: Medeiros Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:19 Round 2 of 3, 9:19 Total

Us Abel Trujillo
16-3-0 12-5-0

Us UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.12.06
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Danny Castillo
15-3-0 17-6-0

Us UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.30
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Freestyle - The Party Has Just Begun
Cancelled Bout Danny Castillo UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Jp Katsunori Kikuno
14-3-0 22-5-2

Us UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.05.24
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Win | Submission
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Rio
13-3-0 9-2-0

Us UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: -425 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
UFC 166 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Thiago Tavares UFC on FOX 3 2012.05.05
Reason: Tavares Withdrew
Cancelled Bout Dennis Hallman UFC on FOX 3 2012.05.05
Reason: Hallman Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Michael Johnson
13-2-0 10-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.05
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Bs Yves Edwards
12-2-0 41-17-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: -410 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Aaron Riley
11-2-0 30-12-1

Us UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: -380 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Tom Johnson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:52 Round 1 of 3

Us Ramsey Nijem
10-2-0 4-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2011.06.04
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $40K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
3:10 Round 3 of 2, 0:00 Total

Us Chuck O'Neil
10-2-0 8-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.03.01
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
0:44 Round 1 of 2

Ca Ryan McGillivray
10-2-0 11-4-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.02.23
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
Exhibition Bout
3:57 Round 1 of 2

Us Justin Edwards
10-2-0 6-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.02.12
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Brock Jardine

Us PureCombat

2010.09.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us David Gardner

Us California Regional

2010.03.26
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Chris Kennedy

Us National Fight Alliance

2009.12.18
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Jamie Toney

Us National Fight Alliance

2009.10.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us James Fanshier

Us California Regional

2009.07.17
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Devin Benjamin

Us California Regional

2009.05.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Daniel Hernandez

Us California Regional

2009.03.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Am Karen Darabedyan

Us California Regional

2009.02.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Frank Park

Us Long Beach Fight Night

2009.01.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Joe Schilling

Us Total Fighting Alliance

2008.09.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Brandon Adams

Us Total Fighting Alliance

2008.07.12
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Steve Avalos

Us California Regional

2008.04.12

Tony Ferguson Wiki Update Wiki

Tony Ferguson was very athletic growing up earning 12 varsity letters in football, baseball and wrestling. He was on the 2002 state champion football team and was a three-time All-State selection in wrestling as well as winning the 152 pound division in 2002. He went on to wrestle in college and would be an All-American twice and win the national championship in the 165 pound division once. He was working at a bar when a patron invited him to join a MMA gym to help some of the people out with their wrestling. Ferguson fell in love with the sport and had his first fight in 2008. He would rack up a 10-2 record before trying out for the 13th season of the Ultimate Fighter that he would ultimately win with a Knockout of the Night over Ramsey Nijem.

Since winning the Ultimate Fighter Ferguson has gone 8-1 with wins over Aaron Riley at UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage via KO, Yves Edwards at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale via UD and a Submission of the Night victory over Mike Rio, at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3. His only loss in the UFC was to Michael Johnson, at UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller via UD.


Ferguson fought Katsunori Kikuno at UFC 173. Kikuno immediately came out strong in the opening round. With his opponent pushing the pace, Ferguson met this challenge and turned the fight a slugfest. Ferguson caught Kikuno and got him in a D'Arc choke. Kikuno was able to escape but Ferguson tagged him with a big right shorter after. This immediately knocked Kikuno out, giving the win to Ferguson via TKO at 4:06 in Round 1.


On 30 August, 2014 at UFC 177, Ferguson faced Danny Castillo. Ferguson won the fight via split. decision


Ferguson continued his hot streak when he faced Abel Trujillo, at UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2. Trujillo was dominate in Round 1, rocking Ferguson several times and scoring some takedowns, but Ferguson weathered the storm and took control in Round 2 when Trujillo showed signs of tiring. After a battle up against the cage, late in the round, Ferguson was able to sink his arm under Trujillo's neck and secure a Rear-Naked Choke. Trujillo tapped out at 4:19.


At UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano, Ferguson showed us once again why everyone in the Lightweight division should be keeping an eye on him. Originally slated to fight Yancy Medeiros, but instead fought Gleison Tibau, due to Medeiros injuring his foot during training. The change-up made no difference to Ferguson who made short work of Tibau. Unlike his previous bout, Ferguson came out hard in Round 1, controlling the fight. He eventually rocked Tibau forcing him to turtle-up, Ferguson took advantage of this and locked in a Rear-Naked Choke. Tibau soon tapped at 2:37. His work earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus; that was his 3rd post-fight honours and 5th First Round victory in the UFC. After this victory Ferguson saw himself on the UFC Rankings for the first time, coming in ranked in 13th.


With a 5 fight win streak Ferguson's next fight will most certainly be with a Top 10 in the division and if his performances keep up, he may find himself in title contention by the end of the year.



The Ultimate Fighter 13
Episode 6 Ferguson def. Justin Edwards by KO (Upkick) at 3:56 of Round 1
Episode 9 Ferguson def. Ryan McGillivray by TKO (Punches) at 0:46 of Round 1
Episode 10 Ferguson def. Chuck O'Neil by TKO (Punches) at 3:10 of Round 3
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale Ferguson def. Ramsey Nijem by TKO (Punches) at 3:54 of Round 1

Last updated 03.08.2015, 4:25 AM ET
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