Tonight’s UFC 256 event is headlined by a short-notice flyweight title fight between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Brandon Moreno.
Figueiredo (20-1 MMA) notched his first career title defense at last month’s UFC 255 event, defeating Alex Perez in the very first round with a guillotine choke. The victory marked the Brazilians fifth in a row, and fourth consecutive finish.
Meanwhile, Brandon Moreno (18-5-1 MMA) was also most previously seen in action at UFC 255, where he earned a TKO victory over Brandon Royval. ‘The Assassin Baby‘ has gone 4-0-1 in his past five fights overall ahead of tonight’s UFC 256 headliner.
UFC 256 is co-headlined by a key lightweight matchup between perennial division contenders Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira.
Ferguson (25-4 MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC 249 event where he suffered a fifth round TKO loss to Justin Gaethje in a fight for the promotions interim lightweight title.
Prior to the setback, ‘El Cucuy’ was riding a sensational twelve-fight win streak, which saw him net stoppage victories over Edson Barboza, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
As for Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA), ‘Do Bronx’ will be returning to action for the first time since submitting Kevin Lee this past March in Brazil. Oliveira will enter UFC 256 on a seven-fight win streak, with all 7 of those wins coming by way of stoppage. During that impressive stretch the submission specialist choked out five of his opponents.
Other highlights of the card include appearances from fan favorite veterans like Junior dos Santos, Cub Swanson and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and up-and-coming stars like Ciryl Gane, Kevin Holland, Mackenzie Dern, Virna Jandiroba, and Chase Hooper.
Get all of tonight’s Live Results and Highlights below:
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UFC 256 Main Card | 10:00 pm ET on pay-per-view
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – Ruled a majority draw (47-46 Figueiredo, 47-47 x2)
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira – Oliveira def. Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba – Dern def. Jandiroba by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kevin Holland vs. Ronaldo Souza – Holland def. Souza via KO at 1:45 of Round 1
Junior Dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane – Gane def. Dos Santos via TKO in Round 2
UFC 256 Televised Prelims | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+, ESPN2
Daniel Pineda vs. Cub Swanson – Swanson def. Pineda via KO (punches) at 1:52 of Round 2
CUB BY FUCKING KOOOOO!!!! pic.twitter.com/ExizKmlQyL
— ShayMyName (@ImShannonTho) December 13, 2020
Rafael Fiziev vs. Renato Moicano – Fiziev def. Moicano via KO (punches) at 4:05 of Round 1
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker – Tucker def. Quarantillo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Sam Hughes vs. Tecia Torres – Torres def. Hughes via TKO (eye injury) at 5:00 of Round 1
UFC 256 Early Prelims | 7:00 pm ET on ESPN+, ESPN2
Peter Barrett vs. Chase Hooper – Hooper def. Barrett via submission (heel hook) at 3:02 of Round 3
— UFC (@ufc) December 13, 2020
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