Ferguson had to come back from some early adversity, but was able to get the finish in the third round via triangle choke. After Ferguson won the interim belt, he called out Conor McGregor.
Check out how Ferguson’s fellow fighters reacted to the UFC 216 main event:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 8, 2017
— UFC (@ufc) October 8, 2017
wat a scrap. new champ https://t.co/N3pgsYtWJe
— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) October 8, 2017
— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) October 8, 2017
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) October 8, 2017
Old school 4 man tourney?
Winners fight for the title.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) October 8, 2017
Kevin Lee fought valiantly until the very end. He came up short, but has a very long future. Head up young warrior! #UFC216
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) October 8, 2017
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 8, 2017
I think it's an easy win for @TheNotoriousMMA
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) October 8, 2017
10 straight for my boy @TonyFergusonXT congratulations bro!!
— Court McGee (@Court_McGee) October 8, 2017
Congratulations! Well deserved my friend @TonyFergusonXT great work !
— Yair Rodriguez (@panteraufc) October 8, 2017