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Tony Ferguson is all set to take on Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. The 39-year-old will look to end his six-fight losing streak once he enters the Octagon on Saturday. Ferguson has been in the limelight for his intense training schedule under David Goggins. While he has received a lot of criticism for his training, it will be interesting to see how he lines up for the event. 

” El Cucuy” will face Pimblett, one of the division’s emerging fighters. ” The Baddy” is coming off five consecutive victories in the UFC and will look to maintain his winning run. As UFC 296 is just a few days away, let us examine Ferguson’s nationality, ethnicity, and religion. 

Tony Ferguson’s Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, and his initial days in fighting

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Tony Ferguson is one of the biggest names in the UFC, with a career record of 26-9-0. “El Cucuy” is a former interim lightweight champion who defeated Kevin Lee at UFC 216 to win the title. Ferguson was born on February 12, 1984, in Oxnard, California, but is mainly of Mexican heritage. 

His surname, Ferguson, comes from his Scottish-American stepfather. “El Cucuy” burst onto the scene after he got selected in the Ultimate Fighter season 13. The 39-year-old won the season’s final match after he defeated Ramsey Nijem in the finals of the Ultimate Fighter season 13. His outstanding performance earned him a contract in the UFC. 

He finally made his much-awaited debut at UFC 135, facing off against Aaron Rilley in the Lightweight division. The fight was called off in the first round as Rilley complained of a broken jaw. The stoppage in the fight resulted in Ferguson winning the fight via knockout. Ferguson had a dream run in the UFC for a good period. However, the 39-year-old is now struggling to get back to winning ways. After losing his last six fights, “El Cucuy” is trying hard to get back to winning ways. Will he be able to overcome the challenge of ” The Baddy”?

UFC 296: Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson 

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When Tony Ferguson enters the Octagon at UFC 296, he will face one of the division’s best fighters. Pimblett (28) is in the form of his life, coming off five back-to-back victories in his last five fights. ” The Baddy” recently took to his YouTube account to give us a glimpse of his training sessions ahead of the big battle. He was seen taking the dreaded VO2 test and even criticized Ferguson’s old training methods. 

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Ferguson (39) is one of UFC’s veteran fighters struggling to get a hold of things in the divisions. He last fought against Bobby Green and lost the fight, taking his tally to six consecutive losses. As Ferguson steps into the ring on December 17, he may be stepping in for one last time. Will “El Cucuy” be able to beat ” The Baddy” at UFC 296? Let us know in the comments below.

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