Rising lightweight Tony Ferguson will look to continue his current run of success against vastly more experienced opponents inside the Octagon, this time as part of the UFC on FOX 3 lineup. After picking up wins over Aaron Riley (44 total fights) and Yves Edwards (60 total fights) in his last two bouts the Ultimate Fighter 13 winner has drawn Dennis Hallman (67 total fights) at the May 5 event.
News of the match-up was confirmed by the UFC.
Ferguson, whose boxing has been a force to reckon with thus far, holds a 13-3 overall record and is on a six-fight winning streak including his knockout of Ramsey Nijem at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. Eight of his victories have involved a strike-based stoppage with another three submissions to his credit.
Comparably, Hallman (51-14-2) had more than a decade of in-ring experience under his belt before Ferguson even turned pro in 2008. “Superman”, sadly remembered for his decision to wear blue Speedos in a recent fight, is 3-1 in his last four fights including victories over Karo Parisyan, John Makdessi, and Ben Saunders.
UFC on FOX 3 is set to take place in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The only other announced pairings thus far are a battle between flyweights John Dodson-Darren Uyenoyama as well as a clash between lightweight contenders Nate Diaz and Jim Miller.
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