Pettis' corner had to call off the fight after their man suffered a broken hand.
"Where's McNuggets at you fucking piece of shit!" Ferguson misses with a left hand. Pettis lands a right hook and Ferguson is hurt. Ferguson did a reverse somersault to try to get out of the way.
After a quick pause to check a cut that was opened on Pettis' hairline, Ferguson took advantage of the time to recover and came out like a ball of fire on the restart. Towards the end of the round, Ferguson uncorked a wild Superman punch off the cage that clipped Pettis and had him rattled for a moment before the horn sounded. Pettis slows down. Wow, what a kick by Pettis!
With 17 seconds left of the clock, Lewis landed a massive right hand which put Volkov on the canvas.
Anthony Pettis was the UFC lightweight champ for a spell, and though he's since fallen down the ladder a bit, he's remained an elite - and highly creative - striker. Ferguson was rocked two times he is still in survival mode. Going into the fight with Chiesa, Pettis was on the brink of possibly sliding out of the top ten with a loss and had a 2-5 record since 2015. Right punch Pettis. More pressure from Ferguson who keeps his hands low.
Ferguson with another strike and Pettis backs up across the cage. Ferguson was able to hold on until the fight was stopped to attend to him.
However, his absence meant he was stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight crowns, with Nurmagomedov succeeding McGregor as top dog in the latter division. With that TKO win in his back pocket, Lee now looks for his next victim, and he sees some names on the horizon.
There were tons of questions surrounding "El Cucuy" coming into this one and he answered them all in emphatic fashion. Ferguson starting to pick Pettis apart here, but then the former champion throws some firepower himself to let him know he's still in teh fight.