The UFC has confirmed Tony Ferguson’s next bout and it’s not against Khabib Nurmagomedov as many though might be the case.
Ferguson (20-3) and Johnson (16-10) fought back in 2012, and “The Menace” handed the former a unanimous decision loss. Since the defeat, however, “El Cucuy” has been on a tear, as Ferguson’s won seven straight.
Johnson, however, is 5-4 since that encounter. Ferguson is currently ranked #5 at 155 and Johnson is sitting in the #7 spot.
UFC 197 will feature a lightweight bout between champion Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor.