Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson

Full NameAnthony Armand Ferguson Padilla

BornFebruary 11, 1984

Height 6 ft 0 in



Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson is a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 25-wins and 7-losses. He is currently ranked #10 in the UFC lightweight division and holds the record for the longest win-streak in the UFC at Lightweight (12 wins).

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Tony Ferguson Ultimate Fighter
  3. Tony Ferguson UFC
  4. Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje
  5. Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliviera
  6. Ferguson Career Stats
  7. Tony Ferguson Last Fight
  8. Tony Ferguson Record

Tony Ferguson

Early Life and Career

Tony Ferguson started his Combat Sports journey in high school, where he was a three-time All-State selection in wrestling and won in 2002 in the 152lbs (68.94 kg) division.

In college, Ferguson became an NCWA national wrestling champion in the 162lbs (73.48) division. He left college early to live with his family in California, where he joined a local gym and decided to pursue a professional MMA career.

Ferguson made his professional debut in April 2008 against Steve Avalos at CXF- Anarchy at the event. He won the fight in the second round via TKO (submission to punches). Following this victory, Ferguson would go on to accumulate a professional record of 10 wins and 2-losses and become the PureCombat Welterweight Champion before joining the UFC as a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.

Tony Ferguson Ultimate Fighter

Tony Ferguson was a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos. He would be the third pick for Team Lesnar and would dominate the season.

Ferguson defeated Justin Edwards via knockout in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals, where he faced Ryan Mcgillivray. Ferguson again won by a TKO in the first round to book a semi-final berth against Chuck O'Neil. Ferguson won via TKO in the third round. Tony knocked out Ramsey Nijem in the finals in the first round and won The Ultimate Fighter and got a UFC contract.

Tony Ferguson UFC

Ferguson defeated Aaron Riley via TKO (Jaw injury) in his UFC debut at UFC 135. He followed this up by defeating Yves Edwards before losing against Michael Jonson at UFC on Fox 3.

After this loss, Ferguson would go on a record 12-fight win streak. He defeated the likes of Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis, and Donald Cerrone before getting a title shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 against Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Khabib pulled out of the fight and, Ferguson fought Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship instead.

Ferguson lost the fight against Gaethje in the fifth round via TKO (punch). After the fight, he lost decisively against Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush and is currently on a 3-fight losing streak.

Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje

Tony Fought Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship. Ferguson landed more body strikes (36-13), leg strikes (36-30) but, Gaethje got more head strikes(100-64) and dominated the fight because of them. Before the start of the fifth round, Gaethje was leading on the judge's scorecard 50-44, 49-44, and 49-45. However, the fight did not go to the scorecard as Gaethje TKO'ed Ferguson via punches to become the new UFC Lightweight Champion.

UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje

Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliviera

Tony Ferguson fought Charles Oliviera at UFC 256. The fight was one-sided as Oliviera landed more than triple the strikes( 86-112) and dominated Ferguson on the ground with a ground control time of more than 11 minutes, including 3-submission attempts. Ferguson lost the fight via unanimous decision(26-30) on the judge's scorecard.

UFC 256: Ferguson v Oliveira

Ferguson Career Stats

Current Status:

Tony Ferguson's record stands at 25-7. He is a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion.


Wins by Submission:

  1. 8

Wins by Decision:

  1. 5

Wins by Knockouts:

  1. 12

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 72 in (183cm)


  1. 155 lb / 70 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Lightweight

Tony Ferguson Last Fight

Tony Ferguson's last fight was against Michael Chandler at UFC 274. Ferguson lost the fight via front kick knockout.

Tony Ferguson Record

Given below is the professional MMA record of Tony Ferguson:

Loss25-7Michael ChandlerKO (front kick)UFC 2747/05/22
Loss25-6Beneil DariushDecision (unanimous)UFC 26215/05/2021
Loss25-5Charles OliveiraDecision (unanimous)UFC 25612/12/2020
Loss25–4Justin GaethjeTKO (punches)UFC 24909/05/2020
Win25–3Donald CerroneTKO (doctor stoppage)UFC 23808/06/2019
Win24–3Anthony PettisTKO (corner stoppage)UFC 22906/10/2018
Win23–3Kevin LeeSubmission (triangle choke)UFC 21607/10/2017
Win22–3Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson05/11/2016
Win21–3Lando VannataSubmission (D'Arce choke)UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. LinekerJuly 13, 2016
Win20–3Edson BarbozaSubmission (D'Arce choke)The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale11/12/2015
Win19–3Josh ThomsonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee15/07/2015
Win18–3Gleison TibauSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 18428/02/2015
Win17–3Abel TrujilloSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 18106/12/2014
Win16–3Danny CastilloDecision (split)UFC 17730/08/2014
Win15–3Katsunori KikunoKO (punch)UFC 17324/05/2014
Win14–3Mike RioSubmission (D'Arce choke)UFC 16619/10/2013
Loss13–3Michael JohnsonDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller05/05/2012
Win13–2Yves EdwardsDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller FinaleDecember 3, 2011
Win12–2Aaron RileyTKO (doctor stoppage)UFC 13524/09/2011
Win11–2Ramsey NijemKO (punch)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale04/06/2011
Win10–2Brock JardineTKO (punches)PureCombat 12: Champions for Children25/09/2010
Win9–2David GardnerTKO (punches)CA Fight Syndicate: Battle of the 80526/03/2010
Win8–2Chris KennedyTKO (doctor stoppage)National Fight Alliance MMA: Resurrection18/12/2009
Loss7–2Jamie ToneyTechnical Submission (triangle choke)National Fight Alliance MMA: MMA at the Hyatt 316/10/2009
Win7–1James FanshierDecision (unanimous)Rebel Fighter17/07/2009
Win6–1Devin BenjaminTKO (punches and elbows)National Fight Alliance MMA: MMA at the Hyatt II28/05/2009
Win5–1Daniel HernandezTKO (punches)National Fight Alliance MMA: Riot at the Hyatt05/03/2009
Loss4–1Karen DarabedyanDecision (unanimous)All Star Boxing: Caged in the Cannon06/02/2009
Win4–0Frank ParkSubmission (mounted triangle armbar)Long Beach Fight Night 304/01/2009
Win3–0Joe SchillingSubmission (Von Flue choke)Total Fighting Alliance 1213/09/2008
Win2–0Brandon AdamsTKO (punches)Total Fighting Alliance 11: Pounding at the Pyramid02/07/ 2008
Win1–0Steve AvalosTKO (punches and elbows)California Xtreme Fighting: Anarchy at the Arena12/04/2008

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