Tony Ferguson Defeats Anthony Pettis In A World-Class Fight Via TKO!

Virginia Santiago
October 10, 2018

McGregor's comeback is unquestionably a factor in that, the 30-year-old set to compete in mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the only fighter to simultaneously hold two UFC titles. Push kick for Ferguson. Ferguson checks low kick.

"I need you to push forward, get in his face, rough him up and let's finish this fight".

Ferguson tries spinning back elbow but again great punch by Pettis!

Right hand for Ferguson lands and Pettis looks slowed.

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Ferguson with another strike and Pettis backs up across the cage. Right hand lands hard for Ferguson.

Anthony Pettis was the UFC lightweight champ for a spell, and though he's since fallen down the ladder a bit, he's remained an elite - and highly creative - striker.

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Pettis was cut deeply by the left eye and blood was pouring out of it. For Ferguson and Pettis, the way to remove those men from the equation is to win as impressively as possible on a night where all eyes will be watching. Ferguson's mouth is busted up as they battle on the ground, Pettis in top position. Anthony Pettis is bleeding, but the fight will be continued! He's trying to get Pettis out of there, but "Showtime" throws up a cartwheel kick and escapes the round. Ferguson attacked with a body kick, and a great spinning back elbow by Pettis, he misses, unfortunately.

Considering Ferguson went through knee surgery back in April and then returned in miraculous time to get a win the way he did on Saturday night was the stuff of legends.

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Scott Holtzman also stopped Alan Patrick on the undercard of Conor McGregor's return to MMA against unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ferguson showed now signs of rust and was right back to being the pressuring, dangerous, awkward offensive fighter who rose through the ranks, taking Pettis' best shot, rebounding and collecting one of his most impressive victories to date.

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