Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim 155-pound champion Tony Ferguson will try to snap the first two-fight losing streak of his career when he goes to war with veteran lightweight Beneil Dariush at the upcoming UFC 262 pay-per-view (PPV) event TONIGHT (Sat., May 15, 2021) inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Ferguson (25-5), 37, was bounced from the lightweight title chase after Justin Gaethje put him out to pasture at UFC 249 back in May 2020. “El Cucuy” would try to rebound against Charles Oliveira later that year, but got shut down across all three rounds en route to a lopsided unanimous decision defeat.
As for Dariush, 32, he’s the winner of six straight with four of those victories coming by way of knockout or submission. Dariush recently improved to 20-4-1 with a split decision victory over the rough-and-tumble Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 184 last February in Las Vegas.
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