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Tony Ferguson returns to welterweight UFC 279

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On September 10 in Las Vegas, Tony Ferguson will compete in the welterweight

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for the first time in more than ten years when he takes on Li Jingliang.

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The opponent was revealed by UFC President Dana White at the post-fight news conference for UFC 278.

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Ferguson has been eager to fight again in the hopes of returning to the 170-pound

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weight class despite his current four-bout losing run.

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Ferguson won The Ultimate Fighter season 13 championship in 2011 and

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subsequently signed a deal with the UFC in the weight class of welterweight.