Report: Tony Ferguson – Anthony Pettis Bout Targeted For UFC 229
By FCF Staff
Having spent much of 2018 on the sidelines due to injury, it’s being reported that former lightweight interim champ, Tony Ferguson, will face Anthony Pettis at UFC 229.
Ferguson, who won the interim belt last October by submitting Kevin Lee, was forced out of a fight this past April with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ferguson injured his knee just days out from UFC 223. Recently MMA Junkie reported that plans were in motion for Ferguson and Pettis to fight on October 6th, and the fighters have since tweeted out these comments.
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) August 24, 2018
I Can’t Wait To Compete For My Fans. This Year Has Been One Of The Most Challenging For My Family & I. The Injuries & Dafamation I Faced From Certain Demographics Didn’t Effect My Business One Bit. In Fact, It Made Me #snapintuit & Much More #ufc229 SnapJitsu™️ @ufc @danawhite
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 22, 2018
UFC 229 will be headlined by a fight between the new lightweight champ, Nurmagomedov, and former champ Conor McGregor. The event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.