Learn on for UFC 216 co-essential occasion outcomes…
It’s been an extended street to the highest for former Final Fighter winner Tony Ferguson, however Saturday at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, “El Cucuy” lastly struck gold, submitting Kevin Lee within the third spherical of their UFC 216 fundamental occasion to win the interim UFC light-weight championship.
The win was Ferguson’s tenth in a row, and none was greater, however as quickly as he acquired his belt, he despatched a message to the one hundred fifty five-pound champion, Conor McGregor.
“Defend or vacate,” stated the brand new interim titleholder, who first had some enterprise to deal with with “The Motown Phenom.”
Lee struck first with a left kick to the top and a proper punch, however Ferguson was unmoved by the photographs. A proper hand moments later scored a flash knockdown of “El Cucuy,” however Ferguson returned the favor seconds later. Halfway by way of the spherical, Lee obtained a takedown, however Ferguson scrambled and almost caught his opponent earlier than Lee obtained unfastened and settled into the highest place. Within the remaining minute, Lee received into the mount and he started unleashing elbows, and whereas Ferguson survived the spherical, it was not with no shot after the bell by Lee, who acquired a stern warning from referee Herb Dean.
Ferguson settled into the battle by spherical two, and he held the sting in a body fought solely on the ft, with an elbow to the face being his most telling blow, because it introduced blood from the nostril of the Michigan native.
Lee received Ferguson to the mat to start spherical three, however the Californian acquired up pretty shortly. Fatigue was setting in for Lee, and Ferguson sensed it as he stalked his opponent. Lee did discover the power for an additional takedown, however Ferguson almost sunk in an armbar. Lee received unfastened, however he then discovered himself in a triangle choke with slightly over a minute left. Seconds later, the struggle was over, with Lee tapping out at four:02 of the third spherical.
With the win, the 33-yr-previous Ferguson ups his document to 24-three. The 25-yr-previous Lee falls to sixteen-three.