Tonight at UFC 216, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee in the third round to claim the UFC interim lightweight championship.
It was an emphatic victory, with Ferguson’s trademark pace putting Lee — who was suffering from a staph infection — in a spot where he was unable to keep up. Eventually, Ferguson found his way and sunk in a triangle choke, which ended the contest.
Check out some of the reactions from well known names in mixed martial arts:
— UFC (@ufc) October 8, 2017
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 8, 2017
I am about to run this shit 👊🤑😋
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) October 8, 2017
Nice fight guys! Great build up. And great show! #UFC216
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 8, 2017
When you just want out of a fight so you practically put yourself in a triangle. Unbelievable
— Sean McCorkle (@BigSexyMcCorkle) October 8, 2017
Wow! Tony "Fuggin" Lee!!! #UFC216
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) October 8, 2017
Seriously who gets tapped from guard in 2017? Amateur shit
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 8, 2017
Tony Ferguson has done it. What a journey and what a streak of his own. Cant wait for his interview.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) October 8, 2017