CHICAGO – Tony Ferguson won a technical highlight after a medical stop in a light fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night.
Ferguson (26-3) won a 12th straight fight, the most active streak in the UFC, after a doctor stopped the fight after the second round after checking right Cerrone eye.
With his victory, Ferguson moved on to face the winner of the title title light agreement between the Khabib Nurmagomedov victory and the interim Dustin Poirier camp at UFC 242 in September.
There were also two titles fighting in the main card on Saturday.
In the main event, Henry Cejudo (15-2) finished the weight chamber of Marlon Moraes (22-6-1) in the third round for an empty bantamweight championship.
Cejudo, Olympic gold medalist competitor, showed his winning game in the second round, delivering intuitive series and forward knee Moraes.
Cejudo made the momentum to the third round, giving Moraes on the ground and delivering a series of punches before the fight stopped just before the end of the third round.
Cejudo defended his terrible zone against T.J's former camp. Dillashaw to lay a first round in January. Dillashaw went to the horror to win the second belt, but Cejudo stopped in just over 30 seconds and his zone was stopped when he failed pre-and post-fight drug tests.
Cejudo was the fourth fighter in UFC's history to hold titles simultaneously in two different weight sections.
In fighting women's flight weights titles, Valentina Shevchenko (17-3) defended her three-left trivial chic belt to land one Jessica Eye (14-7) early in the second round. The eye was knocked out cold, but she was able to come back and achieve her own power.
The fight between Ferguson and Cerrone was the highlight of the card. They had the crowd's attention, which was evenly divided between the fighters.
The six six were exchanged in the first round. Cerrone put a job in a country that cut over Ferguson's right eye, blooding Ferguson's face.
In the second round, Ferguson went on to work Cerrone, taking a series of words and starting, continuing Cerrone's bloody face and ripping his right eyes.
Cerrone (36-12) took Ferguson with two minutes left in the round, but Ferguson went off quickly and followed a pound against Cerrone.
Ferguson gave a punch just after the clock. It was not immediately clear whether Ferguson was punished.
Cerrone, who was on the alert and ready to start the third round, examined a doctor who stopped a fight after checking Cerrone's right eye.
Maybe Ferguson's road to the light title would not be that simple. Potential scheduling conflicts could affect the popular shooting for Ferguson. Nurmagomedov has plans for his client to address Georges St-Pierre at some point, and Conor McGregor, the competitor No. 3, holding back with Nurmagomedov after he lost him at UFC 229.
Saturday's fight against Ferguson was completed one week after Cerrone beat Al Iaquinta on 4 May, giving Cerrone less than a month to prepare for Ferguson. Ferguson was back in the cage after he paused for personal issues.
Ferguson met Anthony Pettis last October.