UFC 256 headlining bouts
- UFC 256 key celebration: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
- UFC 256 co-major occasion: Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
Just 3 days after Deveison Figueiredo defended his UFC flyweight championship, he has inked a offer to defend it versus Brandon Moreno.
Figueiredo headlined UFC 255, putting the flyweight belt on the line from Alex Perez. He produced brief get the job done of Perez, publishing him in much less than two minutes.
Moreno, the No. 1 rated flyweight, also fought on the UFC 255 fight card, stopping Brandon Royval with just one tick remaining on the clock in the to start with round of their featured preliminary bout.
A day later, on Sunday, news that the newest UFC 256 headlining bout was nixed. Petr Yan was established to put his bantamweight belt on the line towards Aljamain Sterling, but experienced to withdraw. Yan afterwards mentioned that he was compelled off of the battle card for the reason that of visa difficulties.
UFC president Dana White should have by now recognised about Yan possible currently being off the card on Saturday night time, as he outlined at the UFC 255 post-combat press conference that he was performing on holding Figueiredo and Moreno in Vegas to battle in December.
On Tuesday, the UFC declared that the bout experienced been signed. Figueiredo will make the next protection of his belt in back again-to-again pay-for each-sights, when he faces Moreno in the UFC 256 principal function on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas.
Joining them on the card in the UFC 256 co-most important occasion is a pivotal light-weight bout between Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira, which was also further more confirmed on Tuesday.
UFC 256 was initially prepared to be a championship tripleheader what transpired?
The UFC’s initial approach was for UFC 256 to attribute welterweight winner Kamaru Usman defending from Gilbert Burns, women’s double-champ Amanda Nunes putting her featherweight belt on the line reverse Megan Anderson, and Yan vs. Sterling.
In the midst of signing Yan vs. Sterling, the Usman vs. Burns bout fell off the card when Usman indicated that he would not be bodily ready to contend on the Dec. 12 fight card.
Nunes vs. Anderson was then elevated to key function standing. That lasted only a several times right before Nunes withdrew since of undisclosed healthcare difficulties.
That remaining Yan vs. Sterling as the probable UFC 256 principal party, but now even that combat is a bust, top us to Figueiredo vs. Moreno as the most recent, and with any luck , closing, headliner.
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