Tony Ferguson just might be the unluckiest fighter in UFC history. Despite and one-time impressive 12-fight winning streak and an interim title, he never had the opportunity to fight for the undisputed title and has begun a quick fall from grace.
Ferguson will be challenging Bobby Green (29-14) at UFC 291, where both will be looking to get back into the winning column and elongate their UFC runs. Ferguson is on a five-fight losing skid including being finished back-to-back.
To his credit, he has fought top-tier opponents in the lightweight division such as Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, and Beneil Dariush, but it's been evident that the damage has caught up to him and he can no longer perform as once as he did.
Ferguson last earned a win in 2019 when he finished the now-retired and UFC Hall of Famer, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. The former The Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner might have his final fight in the Octagon and will be entering it as the biggest underdog on the card at (+310), according to DraftKings.
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If Green were to lose, especially in devastating fashion, he might be at a crossroads and on the hot seat with the UFC regardless of his name recognition. Similar to Ferguson, Green is an entertaining fighter and a fan favorite but the UFC brass is known to cut you if your value to them keeps declining.
In this matchup between Ferguson and Green, both fighters are primarily strikers but the reach advantage is edged by Ferguson by five inches and he is taller by an inch. Green is the younger of the two by approximately two years.