Tony Ferguson’s Next UFC Opponent Likely Revealed

It looks like Tony Ferguson’s next opponent has been decided.

MMAJunkie.com reports that Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush is being targeted for UFC 262. That event takes place on May 15. Contracts haven’t been finalized but both men have agreed to the fight.

A look at the updated UFC lightweight rankings reveals that Ferguson holds the number five spot, while Dariush sits at the ninth position. Most would consider this to be the biggest fight in Dariush’s pro MMA career.

Ferguson last competed back in December. He was beaten by Charles Oliveira via unanimous decision. This was the second loss in a row for “El Cucuy.” Ferguson’s last win was back in June 2019.

Dariush is riding a six-fight winning streak. In that span, he’s beaten Carlos Diego Ferreira, Scott Holtzman, Drakkar Klose, Frank Camacho, Drew Dober, and Thiago Moises. Dariush hasn’t been defeated since March 2018.

Here’s a look at how the UFC 262 card is shaping up so far.

UFC 262 Card (In Progress)

Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Ferguson
Jamie Pickett vs. Jordan Wright
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany
Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos

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