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Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :February 12, 1984
Height :180 cm
Weight :77 kg

Tony Ferguson is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. Ferguson debuted in 2008 and has been with the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 13 in 2011. He is trained in freestyle wrestling, boxing, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Wing Chun. 

QUICK FACTS

Birth PlaceOxnard, California, U.S.
Father’s NameFerguson
Mother’s NameMary Padilla
Star SignAquarius
Net Worth (2023)$3 Million
Last Fight Earnings$971,000
Age39

Tony Ferguson Biography, EarlyLife

On February 12, 1984, Tony Ferguson Padilla was born in Oxnard, California. Other than the fact that he was of Mexican ancestry, little is known about his biological father. Tony received his last name after his mother married American-Scottish bar owner Armand Ferguson shortly after he was born.

Tony Ferguson Education

Tony’s family relocated to Muskegon, Michigan when he was still a little child, where he attended Muskegon Catholic Central High School for his education. Because Tony was a shy kid, his stepfather got him engaged in sports, and with his encouragement, Tony quickly started playing baseball, American football, and wrestling.

He started at Central Michigan University after graduating from high school but quickly transferred to Muskegon Community College before deciding to attend Grand Valley State University. He also changed his major twice during this time, going from physical therapy to criminal justice and then back to nursing.

Tony Ferguson’s Height, And Weight

Tony Ferguson has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 70 kg.

Career

Tony Ferguson started his Combat Sports journey in high school, where he was a three-time All-State selection in wrestling and won in 2002 in the 152lbs (68.94 kg) division.

In college, Ferguson became an NCWA national wrestling champion in the 162lbs (73.48) division. He left college early to live with his family in California, where he joined a local gym and decided to pursue a professional MMA career.

Ferguson made his professional debut in April 2008 against Steve Avalos at CXF- Anarchy. He won the fight in the second round via TKO (submission to punches). Following this victory, Ferguson would go on to accumulate a professional record of 10 wins and 2-losse2 losses come the PureCombat Welterweight Champion before joining the UFC as a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos.

Tony Ferguson’s Ultimate Fighter

Tony Ferguson was a participant in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos. He would be the third pick for Team Lesnar and would dominate the season.

Ferguson defeated Justin Edwards via knockout in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals, where he faced Ryan Mcgillivray. Ferguson again won by a TKO in the first round to book a semi-final berth against Chuck O’Neil. Ferguson won via TKO in the third round. Tony knocked out Ramsey Nijem in the finals in the first round won The Ultimate Fighter and got a UFC contract.

Tony Ferguson UFC

Ferguson defeated Aaron Riley via TKO (Jaw injury) in his UFC debut at UFC 135. He followed this up by defeating Yves Edwards before losing against Michael Jonson at UFC on Fox 3.

After this loss, Ferguson would go on a record 12-fight win streak. He defeated the likes of Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis, and Donald Cerrone before getting a title shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 against Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Khabib pulled out of the fight and, Ferguson fought Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship instead.

Ferguson lost the fight against Gaethje in the fifth round via TKO (punch). After the fight, he lost decisively against Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush and is currently on a 5-fight losing streak.

Tony Ferguson’s Net Worth

As of July 2023, Tony Ferguson’s net worth is predicted to reach $3.5 million.

This assessment was made following his defeat to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Since then, his reputation as a top-tier fighter has been damaged by his defeat to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256.

Tony Ferguson’s Girlfriend, Dating

A sportsman is married; he met Christina, his future wife, while still a student. Four years after their marriage in 2012, Christine gave birth to their son. In honor of his stepfather, Anthony gave him the name Armand. Ferguson tries to prioritize his personal life more despite having a demanding job schedule now that the family has relocated to Los Santos, California.

Tony Ferguson Awards

  • 2015 – Featherweight PureCombat champion
  • 2011 – The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner
  • 2013 – Chokehold of the Night
  • 2015-2016 – Fight of the Night
  • 2017 – Interim UFC Lightweight Championship

FAQ

What is the net worth of Tony Ferguson?

His net worth is 3.5 million dollars.

What is the height of Tony Ferguson?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of Tony Ferguson?

His age is 39 years as of 2023.

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