Ferguson vs. Rio at UFC 166

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A Lightweight bout pitting TUF season 13 winner Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (13-3) against Mike “The Wolverine” Rio (9-2) has made it’s way on the UFC 166 card.

After winning TUF season 13 Ferguson would defeat Aaron Riley (TKO) and Yves Edwards (UD), before seeing his 6 fight win streak ended by a decision loss to Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox 3. Ferguson will have been out of the octagon for 19 months by the time UFC 166 rolls around.

Mike Rio last fought at UFC on FX 8 losing to Francisco Trinaldo by submission, which ended a 3 fight win streak that included a promotional debut win over John Cofer. Rio has 8 of 9 wins by stoppage with 4 KO/TKO’s and 4 submissions.

UFC 166 takes place on October 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas; and is headlined by Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez III for the UFC Heavyweight title.

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