Lightweight MMA competitor who won the UFC Lightweight Championship in October 2017 with a defeat of Kevin Lee. He earned his shot in the UFC by winning The Ultimate Fighter 13 in 2011.
He wrestled collegiately for Grand Valley State University. He won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association 165 pound title in 2006.
He earned the submission of the night at UFC 166. He won his third fight of the night honor with his victory in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3.
He is of Mexican-American descent. His stepfather was of Scottish-American descent, which is where his surname Ferguson originates.
He defeated Rafael dos Anjos in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 in 2017.