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Tony Ferguson’s battles proceeded at UFC 291 with a third-round entry loss to Bobby Eco-friendly on the major card at the Delta Facility in Salt Lake City.
Ferguson festinated in the opening up mins of the battle. He peppered Eco-friendly with a couple of strikes from the outdoors also racking up a knockdown at one factor. Nevertheless, an unintentional eyepoke from Eco-friendly stopped several of that energy.
Eco-friendly began linking after Ferguson was provided time to recuperate in a round that was close.
Round 2 was a a lot more emphatic win for Eco-friendly. Ferguson fired a takedown early that fallen short as well as ended up with Eco-friendly on the top. From there, he had the ability to do substantial damages with his ground-and-pound.
Ferguson had the ability to function his means to his feet, however really did not have much success there either, although he ended up the round solid with a couple of mixes.
The 3rd round was even more of the exact same with Eco-friendly labeling Ferguson at will. He might have took place cruise ship control to take the choice however functioned his means to an arm-triangle choke as well as sent Ferguson.
The loss proceeds a six-fight skid for the previous acting champ. He has actually not won a battle because Donald Cerrone by physicians standstill in the 2nd round in June 2019.
A lot of those losses have actually come versus fantastic competitors. The shedding touch began with a loss to Justin Gaethje in an acting title battle prior to losses to Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, Michael Chandler as well as Nate Diaz expanded the touch.
Every one of those boxers are either very rated or defended UFC titles. Eco-friendly is a clear action down in competitors that has had his very own current battles. He was 2-4 with one No Competition in his last 7 battles.
A loss to Eco-friendly ought to raise ideas of retired life for the 39-year-old also if that’s not where his head went to leading up to the battle. El Cucuy outlined his strategy to combat 5 even more times to gain a title shot prior to the loss.
“I want five fights and then a title,” he stated, per Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com. “It’s got to be five of the right fights, finish the right way with all the fixings, just like a nice little steak that you’re throwing on the grill with the sweet potato pie and everything else that goes with it. The sweeter that each fight gets, the closer I’m going to get to that title.”
It’s secure to state Ferguson ever before coming back right into the mix at light-weight is as large a longshot as it’s ever before desired shedding to Eco-friendly.