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Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Added to UFC 229

Add Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis to the growing list of crucial lightweight matchups, as the two will fight on the same card as the 155-pound title fight between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former title holder Conor McGregor.
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Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis Added To UFC 229

We’ve now got another pretty excellent fight to go on the Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov card on October 6th.

It’s been a pretty crap year for Tony Ferguson, but things are finally going to turn around for the lightweight fighter at UFC 229 on October 6th. Ferguson will return to the Octagon against fellow contender Anthony Pettis in a fight that may also serve as a back up in case something happens to main event fighters Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ferguson has been teasing a return for a week now, declaring himself back to training following a freak knee injury that took him out of a UFC 223 title fight with Nurmagomedov in April. Over the past few days he teased a fight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

Ferguson vs. Pettis is a pretty sick fight and a solid addition to a card that many have called underwhelming past the spectacular main event. But we have little doubt the UFC will strip it for parts should Khabib Nurmagomedov become a ‘pull out merchant’ for whatever reason. The Dagestani fighter has a long history of getting injured and then there was his hospitalization the day before UFC 209 over a bad weight cut.

Ferguson was the man who was supposed to stand across the cage from Khabib that time, so he knows just how possible it is for something to go wrong that requires a last second fill in. Let’s hope though for four healthy fighters and two great fights at the top of UFC 229.

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Kamaru Usman Compares Darren Till’s Weight Struggles With Anthony Johnson

Kamaru Usman has been officially named by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a back-up for the UFC 228’s welterweight title fight between the current champion Tyron Woodley and Liverpool, England’s Darren Till. Usman was a recent guest on The MMA Hour and was asked about his status as a replacement for both fighters before stating his belief that Till would struggle again to make weight.
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Anthony Smith: Top of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division ‘Is a Disaster Right Now’

Anthony Smith calls it like he sees it.
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Anthony Smith: Top of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division ‘Is a Disaster Right Now’

Anthony Smith calls it like he sees it.
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UFC Fight Night 134 Results: Anthony Smith Takes Out Another Legend, Destroying Shogun Rua

Never mind that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has won his last three fights. He’s been fighting for so long, accomplished so much, and suffered so greatly, that given his mileage, every moment we get with him should be cherished. Because it could be the last one we get.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 134 has Shogun taking on Anthony Smith, a jumped-up former middleweight who, in his light-heavyweight debut, wrecked Rashad Evans. Granted, Evans is old as time, too, but still. A win over a name like that counts for something… and that something is a main event slot opposite a fading Brazilian legend.

They come out doing their respective Muay Thai shuffles, but it doesn’t take long for Smith to plant a front kick right on Shogun’s grill. That’s Shogun’s cue to come forward aggressively – which results in Smith battering him with punches until Shogun literally drops his arms and stands there absorbing punishment. He is out, despite being upright, and the ref jumps in.

Time to give Smith a real test.

 

Results: Anthony Smith def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO (Punches) at 1:29, R1

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Anthony Smith: Top of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division ‘Is a Disaster Right Now’

Anthony Smith calls it like he sees it.
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Anthony Smith: Top of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division ‘Is a Disaster Right Now’

Anthony Smith calls it like he sees it.
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UFC Fight Night 134 Results: Anthony Smith Takes Out Another Legend, Destroying Shogun Rua

Never mind that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has won his last three fights. He’s been fighting for so long, accomplished so much, and suffered so greatly, that given his mileage, every moment we get with him should be cherished. Because it could be the last one we get.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 134 has Shogun taking on Anthony Smith, a jumped-up former middleweight who, in his light-heavyweight debut, wrecked Rashad Evans. Granted, Evans is old as time, too, but still. A win over a name like that counts for something… and that something is a main event slot opposite a fading Brazilian legend.

They come out doing their respective Muay Thai shuffles, but it doesn’t take long for Smith to plant a front kick right on Shogun’s grill. That’s Shogun’s cue to come forward aggressively – which results in Smith battering him with punches until Shogun literally drops his arms and stands there absorbing punishment. He is out, despite being upright, and the ref jumps in.

Time to give Smith a real test.

 

Results: Anthony Smith def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO (Punches) at 1:29, R1

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Anthony Smith Knocks Out Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in UFC Hamburg Headliner

Anthony Smith wanted to tack on another big name to his résumé, and on Sunday and he did.
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