Tony Ferguson Ties Up With Pedal Commander Ahead of UFC 256

Published 12/07/2020, 12:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Tony Ferguson poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ferguson will fight Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Tony Ferguson is set to return to the octagon this weekend ahead of the UFC 256 card. The highlight of the year for a lot of MMA fans around the globe was the possibility of ‘El Cucuy’ taking on Charles Oliveira.

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Ferguson last fought at UFC 249, where he headlined the card alongside Justin Gaethje for the UFC Interim Lightweight title.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 05: Tony Ferguson of the United States raises his hand after facing Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Things did not go Tony’s way that night. Gaethje recorded a TKO victory in the dying minutes of the fight. Before the loss, Ferguson had racked up 12 consecutive wins in the division to put him on the precipice of a title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Pedal Commander and ‘El Cucuy’

Tony Ferguson is back and is feeling better than ever. With the weight of the win streak off his shoulder, ‘El Cucuy’ is looking to show the fans what he does best. Ahead of the UFC 256 card this weekend, Tony took to Twitter to showcase his new sponsor.

“Commander🥇Dayze” @PedalCommanderUnderstands The Amount Of Balls It Takes To Do What I Do Inside The Octagon💯My Fam Showed Up & Took My Ranfla To A Whole New Level Before Fight Week, Thanks Crew🏎💨# PlugandPlay #ufc256 #gottagofast⚔️🕶-CSO-🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽””

As per their website, Pedal Commander is the world’s most advanced throttle response controller. This controller allows your engine to respond faster and as a result, your vehicle accelerates faster.

The device allows more control over your vehicle with a ‘one size fits all’ process. It increases the sensitivity of your gas pedal for a sportier feel or decreases the sensitivity for a more fuel economy mode. Pedal Commander has 8 sensitivity levels to switch between as your needs change.

Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira

Deiveson Figueiredo will headline UFC 256 defending his title against Brandon Moreno. The co-main event, on the other hand, will witness Tony Ferguson take on the ever-dangerous Charles Oliveira.

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‘Do Bronx’ is riding an impressive 7-fight win streak with his most recent win being a 3rd-round submission against Kevin Lee. A win over Tony Ferguson will be the biggest win of Oliveira’s career.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Tony Ferguson interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It will be interesting to see how ‘El Cucuy’ rebounds from his loss to Gaethje. UFC 256 will take place this weekend, December 12, inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

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Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India.

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