Tony Ferguson Returns Against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229

Photo Credit: MMA Junkie

Photo Credit: MMA Junkie

Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis in a showdown between former UFC champions is slated for UFC 229 on October 6.

Ferguson (23-3) is currently riding a ten-fight win streak that includes victories over Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, and Kevin Lee. He most recently defeated Lee via third-round submission to become the interim UFC lightweight champion in October of last year. Ferguson has been out of action due to injury since defeating Lee and is no longer recognized as interim champion.

Pettis (21-7) most recently defeated Michael Chiesa via second-round submission at UFC 226 in July. The former UFC lightweight champion holds other notable octagon wins over fighters such as Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Benson Henderson, and Gilbert Melendez. Pettis has gone 2-1 since returning to the lightweight division in July of last year.


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