Fighting out of Orange County, California, United States, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson, 35, was one of the winners at “UFC 238.” It was the 12 fifth victory of the Mexican-American mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship excluding his three wins in “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 13.
Featuring 13 MMA matches, “UFC 238” took place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 8, 2019. In the 11th bout of the evening, Ferguson competed in the lightweight division against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 36, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA with Dan Miragliotta as the referee.
In the first round, Cerrone and Ferguson exchanged strikes but it was the former who landed better shots. Before the round ended, Cerrone’s hard elbow cut the right eye of Ferguson but the latter was not bothered.
In the second round, Cerrone scored a takedown but Ferguson survived. Before the round ended, Ferguson landed a punch on Cerrone’s face.
Before the third round, Cerrone’s right eye swelled shut after he blew his nose. Miragliotta put a stop to the lightweight contest after two five-minute rounds and raised the hand of Ferguson, who was declared the winner via technical knockout via doctor stoppage.
Winning at “UFC 238” improved the professional MMA record of Ferguson to 25 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Cerrone now has 36 wins and 12 losses.
Including the U.S., 11 countries were represented at “UFC 238.” The other countries were Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, England, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia and Scotland.
Born in Oxnard, California on February 12, 1984 to Mexican parents, Ferguson competed in football, baseball and wrestling at Muskegon Catholic Central High School. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2008.
Ferguson joined the UFC in 2011. He became the interim UFC Light Champion after defeating Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, 26, of the U.S. on October 7, 2017 but was stripped of the title on April 7, 2018 due to injury.
The other 13 opponents Ferguson defeated in the UFC were Aaron Riley, 38, Mike “The Wolverine” Rio, 37, Danny “Last Call” Castillo, 39, Abel “Killa” Trujillo, 35, Josh “The Punk” Thomson, 40, Edson “Junior” Barboza, 33, Landon “Groovy” Vannata, 27, and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, 32, of the U.S., Gleison Tibau, 35, and Rafael “RDA” dos Anjos, 34, of Brazil and Katsunori Kikuno, 37, of Japan. Meanwhile, watch the post-fight interview with Ferguson at “UFC 238” here: