4-Times when Ferguson's Chin was Tested in UFC
Tony Ferguson is widely regarded as the Boogeyman of the UFC LW division
Here's a look at some times when Tony Ferguson's chin was cracked in the UFC.
The El Cucuy, Tony Ferguson has been on the top of the UFC LW ladder for well over a decade now. Ferguson has been competing in the UFC since 2011. After winning the TUF Season-13, He secured a UFC contract. Then Ferguson went on a legendary 12-Fight win streak stretching from 2013-19.
It was a clash of LW Titans as Ferguson took on perennial top contender Edson Barboza. It was a crazy fight as both fighters handed heavy blows in the first round and started bleeding profusely. It was Ferguson's chin that held up and kept the pace high, eventually submitted Barboza in round 2.
In 2015, The El Cucuy was set to take on fellow top contender Josh Thompson, who was coming of a huge TKO win over Nate Diaz. In a wild fight that won fight of the night honors Ferguson got the better of Thompson as he knocked him down early and landed several more significant strikes. But the legendary Ferguson's chin held up as he was able to secure a UD victory.
Ferguson stepped in on short notice as the co. main event for UFC-229, which sold 2.24M PPV buys. But it was Ferguson's epic performance vs Pettis that caught the eyeballs of the fans & made him a instant sensation. It was another occasion that Tony's Chin played a key to his victory They won "The Fight of the Year" honours for 2018.
In 2020 Ferguson was set to take on Khabib at UFC-249, but this time Khabib pulled out, But Ferguson was ready to fight & Geathje stepped in. By this time Ferguson was on a 12-fight win streak but was 37 years old. As it's been said no one is invincible, Hence Justin finally ended Tony's streak & the legendary chin was finally been cracked.
Now Ferguson is definitely at the Tail End of his career and holds a 26-5 MMA record and has been on a 2-fight slump. He is now set to take on fellow top UFC LW Beneil Dariush.