Tony Ferguson, nicknamed El Cucuy, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from the United States. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is trained in Muay Thai, Freestyle Wrestling, and Jiu-Jitsu. He has fought in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions.

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Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla was born on February 12, 1984, in Oxnard, California in the United States of America. He stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 77 kg. He has a reach longer than his height at 194 cm. He is currently fighting out of Orange County, California.

Height / weight 1.83 m / 77 kg
Born 12 Feb 1984
Nationality United States United States
Style Orthodox
Nickname El Cucuy

He is of Mexican descent with a Scottish-American stepfather who gave him the last name Ferguson. He had a successful wrestling career in college.


Ferguson has his first professional fight in April 2008. This was for CXF – Anarchy at the Arena and was against Steve Avalos. He had two more fights in 2008, winning both. In 2009, he won his fight with Frank Park in January 2009. His first professional loss came in February 2009 against Karen Darabedyan.

From March 2009 to June 2011, he was in 11 fights for promoters such as The Ultimate Fighter, Pure Combat, National Fight Alliance, and the California Fight Syndicate.

His first UFC fight was in September 2011. This was against Aaron Riley, Ferguson won after Riley sustained a jaw injury. His next UFC bout was in February 2012. It was a loss to Michael Johnson. Since that loss, he was in 12 more fights before he lost to Justin Gaethje. That loss was followed by four more losses. His latest loss was in September 2022, it was against Nate Diaz.

As of January 2023, he is not scheduled for any new fights.

Career Record

Total - 33

  • Wins - 25
  • By knockout - 12
  • By submission - 8
  • By decision - 5

  • Losses - 8
  • By knockout - 2
  • By submission - 2
  • By decision - 4

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