Tony Ferguson has won eight straight fights, but it looks as though he’s going to be facing a former 155 champ next, rather than the reigning one.
According to a report from Champions.co, and a follow up report by MMA Fighting.com, the UFC is finalizing a bout between Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos. The fight will headline the TUF Latin America 3 Finale on November 5th, which will take place in Mexico City.
Ferguson, who has been taking out opponents left, right and center in recent months, is coming off a submission win over Lando Vannata (if you didn’t see that fight, stop everything right now, and head to Fight Pass). RDA, on the other hand, lost the belt to Eddie Alvarez last month, when he was stopped in the opening round.
So, one could conclude from this news that #1 contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is finally going to get a crack at the belt.