Previous UFC interim lightweight winner Tony Ferguson has been granted his desire to contend on December’s UFC 256 pay-per-see occasion.
The thrilling information comes from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who uncovered on Twitter that a light-weight bout in between Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira is getting finalized for UFC 256, for every UFC President Dana White.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 21, 2020
Ferguson (25-4 MMA) has not competed because struggling a fifth spherical TKO loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, in what his bid to reclaim the promotions interim light-weight strap.
Prior to the unpleasant setback, ‘El Cucuy’ had strung with each other a sensational twelve-battle earn streak which incorporated stoppage victories in excess of Gleison Tibau, Lando Vannata, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
In the meantime, Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA) will enter UFC 256 on a 7-fight get streak, his latest becoming a third spherical submission victory more than Kevin Lee. ‘Do Bronx’ most latest defeat came way back again in December of 2017, when he endured a TKO setback to Paul Felder.
Promptly following Okamoto’s announcement, Tony Ferguson took to Twitter with the subsequent statement.
“We do not wait around, we connect with the photographs. Line them up.” Main Safety Officer of the UFC. See you Dec 12 Crew ⚔️🕶 Champ Shit Only™️ 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 # DarceKnightRises @ufc @danawhite pic.twitter.com/ddJxBhIWbe
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 21, 2020
“‘We do not wait around, we phone the shots. Line them up.’ Chief Protection Officer of the UFC. See you Dec 12 Crew. Champ Shit Only. #DarceKnightRises @ufc @danawhite” – Tony wrote.
UFC 256 was initially slated to be headlined by a welterweight title battle amongst reigning champ Kamaru Usman and best contender Gilbert Burns. Nevertheless, the combat has been pushed back again to UFC 258 following ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ necessary much more time for coaching.
A men’s bantamweight title combat amongst Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling is now envisioned to headline the December 12 occasion.
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This posting 1st appeared on BJPENN.com November 20, 2020