Tony Ferguson

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson
Nation: United States
12/02/1984 (35 yrs)
5’11”/155lbs
Reach: 76.5 in/194cm

#10 UFC Pound-for-pound
#1 UFC Lightweight

Accolades: Interim UFC Lightweight Champion, TUF 13 winner, NCWA National Champion, NCWA All-American, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt

Record: 25-3 (15-1 UFC)

Last 5 (5-0):
WIN | Donald Cerrone | TKO (Doctor stoppage) 5:00 Rd 2 | UFC 238, 8/06/2019
WIN | Anthony Pettis | TKO (Corner stoppage) | 5:00 Rd 2 | UFC 229, 6/10/2018
WIN | Kevin Lee | Submission (Triangle choke) 4:02 Rd 3 | UFC 216, 7/10/2017
WIN | Rafael dos Anjos | Decision (Unaminous) | The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale, 5/11/2016
WIN | Lando Vannata | Submission (D’Arce choke) 2:22 Rd 2 | UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker, 13/07/2016

Next fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov, 20/04/2020

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson has made his name on violence inside the cage, possessing an incredibly diverse range of weapons – from knees, to elbows, to… ears? Ferguson’s quirks come thick and fast out-of-competition too, with his training methods and unique personality granting a heap of attention from hardcore fans. Those fans first got a glimpse of the Lightweight contender as he rose to win the 13th Ultimate Fighter season, with one of his knockouts on the series coming via upkick to seal his enigma status. Coming into the UFC at 10-2, Ferguson, has lost just once since – to Michael Johnson – and is currently on a 12-fight win streak extending back to 2012. One of the more active fighters until injury and hard luck combined to derail his run, Ferguson has enjoyed one brilliant win in each of the last three years as the perennial number one contender at 155lbs, with a title fight in 2020 next on the agenda. Crafty on the ground with the backing of his 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu black belt and unconventional on the feet, ‘El Cucuy’ is arguably the most well-rounded fighter in his division.

Best meme moments: “Where’s your kid at”, “where you at McNugetts” (x2), Kevin Lee interview on Fox