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Tony Ferguson defeats Rafael Dos Anjos in five round back and forth thriller

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By Oscar Willis - 6 Nov 2016

Like him or not, Ferguson is unarguably one of the best UFC lightweights in the world.

Facing off against former 155-pound champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Mexico, Ferguson put on a fantastic performance en route to a unanimous decision win, with all three judges scoring it 48-47 in the favour of ‘El Cucuy’.


Ferguson now has won nine fights in a row, a feat no other lightweight has ever done. With the win over Dos Anjos, his case for a title shot against the winner of UFC 205 main event Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor is markedly strong.

Post fight, Ferguson negated to give a post-fight interview, short of bellowing “Viva Mexico” into the microphone.

With Ferguson’s victory in the books, fans can now look ahead to next week’s event, UFC 205 — the biggest card ever put on by the UFC.

Elsewhere on the card Diego Sanchez outpointed Polish newcomer Marcin Held in a lightweight clash in the co-main event, Ricardo Lamas tapped Charles Oliveira with a second round guillotine and Martin Bravo TKO’d Claudio Puelles. There were also wins for Alexa Grasso, Erik Perez, Joe Soto and Max Griffin.

Full Results from UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City

Tony Ferguson def. Rafael Dos Anjos (Decision)
Diego Sanchez def. Marcin Held (Decision)
Martin Bravo def. Claudio Puelles (TKO, Round 2)
Beniel Dariush def. Rashid Magomedov (Decision)
Alexa Grasso def. Heather Cleark (Decision)
Erik Perez def. Felipe Arantes (Split Decision)
Joe Soto def. Marco Beltran (Submission, Heel Hook, Round 1)
Max Griffin def. Erick Montano (TKO, Round 1)
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Enrique Briones (TKO, Spinning Back First, Round 3)
Sam Alvey def. Alex Nicholson (Split Decision)
Marco Polo Reyes def. Jason Novelli (Split Decision)
Enrique Barzola def. Chris Avila (Decision)