Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Tony Ferguson wins wild scrap as broken hand ends Anthony Pettis' night

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 10 October, 2018, 04:28

"No one was going to take this title from me", shouted Ferguson, who was stripped of the interim lightweight title in April when he injured a knee.

Kick to the body from Ferguson, who presses forward as Pettis is content to circle. Ferguson checks low kick. Defeating Ferguson would give him a complete swing in momentum to now being on the short list for a title shot. Ferguson tends to go for spinning attacks on the feet but should focus on maintaining a disciplined attack that offers less openings for Pettis. Spinning backfist from Ferguson just misses. left hand lands. Ferguson delivered good right punch.

Anthony Pettis Broke His hand! Exciting action here that's broken up momentarily so a doctor can check on Pettis' cut, but he's fine to continue. However, on a night that saw Khabib Nurmagomedov submit Conor McGregor and then go after his corner, Lewis' interview will have to settle for second. Ferguson's mouth is busted up as they battle on the ground, Pettis in top position. Towards the end of the round, Ferguson uncorked a wild Superman punch off the cage that clipped Pettis and had him rattled for a moment before the horn sounded. A right hand scores for Pettis, and a left behind it. Pettis firing back, but Ferguson sees them coming and slips out of the way, countering. Pettis slows down. Wow, what a kick by Pettis! Showtime's coach stops the fight!

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Ferguson is in tears in the center of the cage.

Former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return from a almost two-year absence to face current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov. During his absence, Pettis got back into the win column with a strong showing against Michael Chiesa, looking like the Anthony Pettis of old.

"We are down two rounds in the most important fight of your life, I need you to turn this up".

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