‘TUF 13’ Winner Tony Ferguson to Meet Ex-Deep Champ Katsunori Kikuno at UFC 173

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 3, 2014
Tony Ferguson is 3-1 since conquering the UFC reality show. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Tony Ferguson will square off with Katsunori Kikuno in a lightweight bout at UFC 173.

The promotion announced the booking on Monday. UFC 173 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 24 and is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.

The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 13,” Ferguson has been victorious in four of his five Octagon appearances. Most recently, “El Cucuy” submitted Mike Rio with a first-round brabo choke at UFC 166 this past October.

Kikuno made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 34 in January, where he took a unanimous decision over ex-King of the Cage champion Quinn Mulhern. The former Deep lightweight ace will carry a six-fight winning streak into his meeting with Ferguson.

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