01 Jan UFC 256 poster released
The poster for UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo’s record-breaking turnaround is official for the Dec. 12 pay-per-view event.
The UFC on Thursday released the poster for the winter fight card, which marks the shortest time between title defenses for a UFC champion. Figueiredo notched his first flyweight title defense less than two weeks ago at UFC 255 and afterward agreed to face Brandon Moreno – who picked up a first-round win over Brandon Royval on the same card – just three weeks later at UFC 256.
Who are you taking next weekend!? Your #UFC256 poster has just released
[ Decemeber 12th – LIVE on #ESPNPlus PPV ] pic.twitter.com/tnJaifB6eC
— UFC (@ufc) December 3, 2020
Second-billed on the winter fight card, but certainly not second-fiddle in many fans’ minds, is a pivotal lightweight matchup between ex-interim champ Tony Ferguson and surging Charles Oliveira. Ferguson returns after a brutal loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 that ruled him out of a long-awaited fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Oliveira, the most prolific submission artist in UFC history, hopes to secure his first bid for the belt against the durable Ferguson.
See the current card for UFC 256 below:
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
Kevin Holland vs. Ronaldo Souza
Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev
Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Andrea Lee vs. Gillian Robertson
Li Jingliang vs. Dwight Grant
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba
Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres
Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda
Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett
Jared Vanderaa vs. Sergey Spivak
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker