Green secured an arm-triangle choke at the 4:54 mark of the third round, just six seconds shy of a fight he was winning in a lopsided manner as Ferguson failed to match his striking output or pose a submission threat.
For Green, it was a big feather in his cap. For Ferguson, it was another sign that the one-time interim lightweight champ’s best days are behind him.
Here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC 291 main card bout between Tony Ferguson and Bobby Green.
Bobby showed out— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 30, 2023
As much fun as Prime Ferg was to watch he really needs to hang it up and find something else he wants to do in life— Funky (@Benaskren) July 30, 2023
Wow! Thought it was going to a decision but Green pushes on the ground to finish by head and arm choke. Impressive to do that Tony #UFC291— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 30, 2023
Heartbreaking. Poor Tony.— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) July 30, 2023
Great performance for Bobby#UFC291
What tough for Tony is that his style isn’t made for longevity. Will always be a fan. It’s time my friend. #UFC291— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 30, 2023
Wait why Tony Ferguson never get his title shot when he was on a 12 fight winning streak ! ….. cold world #UFC291— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) July 30, 2023
— Charles 'DoBronxs' Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) July 30, 2023