"El Cucuy"


Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 11"
Reach: 76"
Leg reach: 40.50
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
Nationality: Oxnard, United States
Residence: Santa Ana, CA
Out of: Ventura, California, U.S.
Age: 39


Recent win streak: 12
Wins by KO: 13
Wins by submission: 8
Wins by decision: 5



Significant Strikes Attempted: 2659
Significant Strikes Landed: 1206


Takedowns Attempted: 17
Takedowns Landed: 6


Born on February 12, 1984, in Oxnard, California, Anthony Armand “Tony” Ferguson Padilla grew up surrounded by a rich Mexican heritage that significantly influenced his life. However, his family name, Ferguson, can be traced back to his Scottish American stepfather. For the greater part of his childhood, Tony resided in Muskegon, Michigan, where he thrived as an all-around athlete. He excelled in American-style football, baseball, and wrestling during his time at Muskegon Catholic Central High School.

Graduating high school with an impressive sporting profile, Tony left his native town and moved to Central Michigan University before transferring to Grand Valley State University and having a stint at Muskeon Community College. While he did not complete his degree, he continued to redefine his wrestling ability, lifting the 2006 National Collegiate Wrestling Association national wrestling championship in the 165-lb division.

Soon after, Tony relocated to California to foster closer ties with his extended family and found employment in marketing and sales. He worked as a bartender to supplement his income, a job that introduced him to a local MMA trainer. Captivated by Tony’s cauliflower ear, the trainer sparked a conversation about Tony’s wrestling background which led to an introduction to MMA.

By 2007, Tony had begun his journey as a professional MMA fighter, competing in small organizations across California. He notched significant wins over key players, building a reputation for himself. His quest for growth saw him auditioning on numerous occasions for a spot on UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter. He got the break in 2010 after an outstanding 10-2 professional record and a welterweight championship win in PureCombat.

In the UFC, Tony made a name for himself as he successfully knocked out competition to win the Ultimate Fighter 13 on his debut. His hard work and dedication earned him a contract with the UFC, effectively launching his career in the world’s premier fighting platform. Tony achieved many milestones in his UFC career, including an impressive 12 fights winning streak and a victorious interim UFC lightweight championship match.

Throughout his mixed martial arts career, Tony faced numerous challenges and setbacks including significant injuries. He constantly shifted between divisions, fighting and winning against top-tier fighters. However, he also experienced a series of disappointing losses, causing critics to question his future in the sport. Despite the adversity, Tony’s passion for the sport remains undeniable.

Outside the cage, Tony’s personal life with his wife, Christina Ferguson, and their two sons has also been a notable part of his journey. He made headlines in 2019 when Christina filed a restraining order against him because of worrying behavior. Although she dismissed the case later, his mental health struggles have been a recurring theme in his personal narrative.

Tony was arrested in 2023 after allegedly causing a three-vehicle crash while under the influence. The incident marks a challenging moment in Tonyโ€™s life, but he remains a prominent figure in the sport despite the controversy.

Known for his eccentricity, Tony is recognized for an unorthodox training regimen that he shares with his online followers. His unique methodology has sparked conversations and also inspired imitation and parody throughout the fighting community.

Now in the twilight of his career, Tony’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. The highs and lows, victories and defeats, everything has led Tony to become the fighter and man he is today. Although his future in the sport is uncertain, his legacy as a formidable figure in the mixed martial arts world remains etched in the annals of the sport’s history. As he steps into the next stage of his life, fans and critics alike will eagerly watch to see what the future holds for Anthony Armand “Tony” Ferguson Padilla.

Fight History

Michael Chiesa
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 03, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov
Paddy Pimblett
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 16, 2023
UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington
Bobby Green
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by Submission in Round 3 @ 4:54
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Nate Diaz
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by Submission in Round 4 @ 2:52
Sat. Sep 10, 2022
UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
Michael Chandler
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 0:17
Sat. May 07, 2022
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
Beneil Dariush
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 15, 2021
UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler
Charles Oliveira
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 12, 2020
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno
Justin Gaethje
Tony Ferguson: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 5
Sat. May 09, 2020
UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
Donald Cerrone
Tony Ferguson: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Jun 08, 2019
UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes
Anthony Pettis
Tony Ferguson: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Oct 06, 2018
UFC 229


Tony Ferguson Next Fight?
Tony Ferguson's next fight is against Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 in Las Vegas.

Tony Ferguson Record?
Tony Ferguson has a record of 26 wins and 9 losses in UFC.

Tony Ferguson Age?
Tony Ferguson is 39 years old.

Tony Ferguson Stats?

Tony Ferguson Net Worth?
The net worth of Tony Ferguson in 2023 is not specified in the provided context.

Tony Ferguson Wife?
Tony Ferguson's wife is Cristina Servin.

Tony Ferguson Vs Paddy?
Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson had a full fight at UFC 5 Fight Night.

Tony Ferguson Vs Bobby Green?

Tony Ferguson David Goggins?
Tony Ferguson underwent a brutal comeback training featuring motivational speaker and fitness guru David Goggins in 2023.

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