One of the biggest UFC events in December takes place this weekend, as UFC 256 takes place. There is an excellent card of action for fans to look forward to, with all eyes set to be on the co-main event and the main event itself on Saturday night. Once again, the action will be taking place at the UFC Apex, but it promises to be an enthralling night of MMA action for fans.
UFC News: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno
The main event of the night will see the flyweight championship on the line, as Deiveson Figueiredo clashes with Brandon Moreno. Figueiredo is the reigning champion and is seen as the eleventh best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC. It will be the second defence of his title, after he successfully defended at UFC 255 against Alex Perez. It was an excellent performance by Figueiredo on that evening, as he submitted his opponent in the opening round of the contest. That fight came just four months after he won the title against Joseph Benavidez in the first round of their contest.
It should be an interesting fight for fans this weekend, as Brandon Moreno is the top-ranked fighter in the flyweight division. There was shock when it was revealed that he would be leaving UFC, but his return has been reward with an excellent run of results. He has been unbeaten since returning, and has won three of his four fights. The only blotch on his record was the draw against Askar Askarov in his comeback fight. Moreno was brutal in his last fight at UFC 255, as he knocked out Brandon Royval in the first round.
UFC News: Huge Co-Main Event
There will be a lot of eyes on the co-main event this weekend, as Tony Ferguson returns to the ring following his loss to Justin Gaethje. He remains the third-best in the lightweight rankings, and a win this weekend could put him on a collision course with Gaethje for the vacant lightweight title following Khabib’s retirement. Ferguson’s loss against Gaethje was the first that he has suffered in eight years.
Oliveira doesn’t like to stay in the octagon longer than he needs to be, and has recorded 16 finishes throughout his career, which is a UFC record. That record has been evident over the last two years, as he has beaten all seven opponents within the distance. However, this could be a more testing night for the Brazilian.