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Twitter Reacts To Tony Ferguson’s Weird And Wonderful Win Over Rafael Dos Anjos

The Tony Ferguson that turned up in Mexico City on Saturday night to face former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos would be an absolute nightmare for anyone to deal with.

Think Nate Diaz if the Stockton native woke up one day believing that he had all the moves of Anderson Silva. That’s a weird concept, I know, but hear me out. Ferguson has a similar indefatigable quality to Diaz, with his cardio, chin and pressure game, while also possessing an improvisational but awkward flashiness.

It’s quite a combination.

Ferguson’s fight with Dos Anjos was a close affair from a scoring standpoint, with only one point separating the pair on each of the three judge’s cards, but it was ‘El Cucuy’ that seemed in control throughout.

He constantly forced ‘RDA’ onto the back foot with his unorthodox, unpredictable switch-hitting approach. Dos Anjos struggled desperately with Ferguson’s reach advantage as well and, because of these factors, he seemed hesitant to commit with the sort of ferocity that we have seen from him in the past – beyond the opening round at least.

Even when the Brazilian did land big shots, they seemed to have little impact on the Californian. Ferguson’s shots on the other hand seemed to hurt Dos Anjos frequently. Body kicks in the second round took their toll and a variety of strikes to the head bloodied RDA’s face as the fight wore on. The once terrifying former lightweight ruler seemed constantly uncomfortable, while Ferguson danced, moved and struck to his heart’s content, mixing in the occasional audacious takedown attempt. He was comfortable and seemed to be enjoying every minute of his time inside the octagon.

The win extends Tony Ferguson’s phenomenal winning streak to nine, putting him within touching distance of a title shot. For Rafael Dos Anjos, the loss will be a devastating blow. This, his second defeat in a row, drops him way down the queue for a crack at the belt in what is a seriously stacked division.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the fight and the result.

https://twitter.com/GrabakaHitman/status/795126944878788608

https://twitter.com/Patrick_Wyman/status/795130522364055554?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.