Former interim light-weight champion, Tony Ferguson is in line for his second Octagon stroll of the yr – and he’ll accomplish that within the closing month of 2023, assembly the returning Liverpool grappler, Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 on December 16. on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Per UFC CEO, Dana White, former interim light-weight titleholder, Tony Ferguson, who will try to snap a disappointing six-fight shedding skid in his return to the Octagon in December, will welcome former Cage Warriors featherweight champion, Pimblett again to the Octagon following a prolonged lay-off by way of a foot harm.
Dana White confirms Tony Ferguson’s conflict with Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296
Moreover, as revealed earlier as we speak, White confirmed a welterweight combat between former two-time division championship challenger, Stephen Thompson, and the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov for the promotion’s closing pay-per-view occasion of the yr.
With out a victory since a 2019 physician’s stoppage TKO win over current Corridor of Fame inductee, Donald Cerrone, Oxnard native, Ferguson featured on the primary card of UFC 291 again in July, dropping a late third spherical arm-triangle choke submission loss to incoming UFC Vegas 80 headliner, Bobby Inexperienced.
As for Pimblett, the outspoken Liverpudlian grappler improved his undefeated Octagon document to 4 straight fights again in December of final yr at UFC 282, taking dwelling a hugely-controversial and contentious unanimous choice win over Queens striker, Jared Gordon within the occasion’s co-headliner.
Regardless of struggling a sixth consecutive loss to the aforenoted, Inexperienced, veteran fan-favorite, Ferguson will proceed to maintain the ball rolling contained in the Octagon regardless of current requires him to hold up his gloves from lively competitors – off the again of consecutive losses to Nate Diaz, Michael Chandler, Beneil Dariush, Charles Oliveira, and Justin Gaethje.
UFC 296 takes place on December 16. from the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada – with an undisputed welterweight title combat between champion, Leon Edwards, and former interim champion, Colby Covington slated to take major occasion honors.