UFC 229: Ferguson outworks Pettis in absolute war

Arnold Nichols
October 10, 2018

He's going to really drag me through it and he's going to really be able for me to showcase everything and get into a violent fight. If he is able to get in-and-out effectively then it will force Ferguson to take more chances to close the distance and open himself up for Pettis' attacks. Push kick for Ferguson. Low kick for Ferguson. Defeating Ferguson would give him a complete swing in momentum to now being on the short list for a title shot. Pettis landing and Ferguson is in real trouble and rolls to try to escape being hurt further.

Awesome Right Hand By Showtime!

Ferguson with another strike and Pettis backs up across the cage. Ferguson chases him and lands a good right punch. I broke my [expletive] hand.

Eventually they get back to their feet, and the doctor determines that the blood is coming from a cut along Pettis' scalp. A massive overhand right in the final seconds of a fight he was losing stunned Volkov, but was upstaged by Lewis' post fight zingers while interviewed by Joe Rogan. Towards the end of the round, Ferguson uncorked a wild Superman punch off the cage that clipped Pettis and had him rattled for a moment before the horn sounded. Pettis laughs! What an elbow by Ferguson. What a kick by Pettis!

Duke Roufus tells the referee the fight is over as Pettis has suffered a broken hand and the long-time coach won't send his charge out there injured.

After missing out on a chance to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in April, Ferguson returned from major knee surgery looking to extend his winning streak to 11 and re-affirm his standing as one of the top contenders in the lightweight division. With that TKO win in his back pocket, Lee now looks for his next victim, and he sees some names on the horizon.

"We are down two rounds in the most important fight of your life, I need you to turn this up".

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