We are less than 24 several hours absent from UFC 256, which will aspect Deiveson Figueiredo defending his flyweight title for the 2nd straight fork out per look at versus top rated contender Brandon Moreno. The most important card will also feature the incomparable Tony Ferguson struggling with Charles Oliveira in the co-main celebration.
The kick-off time for the pay back for each check out is 10:00 PM ET, with the early prelims kicking off at 7:30 and the ESPN prelims starting off at 8:00 PM ET. The UFC Apex will participate in host to this card.
Listed here is the whole principal card for the party:
- UFC Flyweight Championship Bout: Deiveson Figueiredo © vs. Brandon Moreno
- Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
- Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Kevin Holland vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
- Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
Take note: Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba has now been moved to the key card, with Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev now moved to the prelims.
MMA News is the place to be for all the latest UFC 256 updates. Before these days, we lined the weigh-ins, which you can see the final results for below. Myself, Ed Carbajal, and Andrew Ravens have presented predictions for the card, which you can find underneath.
Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
Clyde Aidoo: I assume Junior dos Santos is at the moment creating the distressing transition from contender to gatekeeper. Santos most likely beats most heavyweights ideal now, but I do not think Ciryl Gane is a person of them. With severe roster cuts underway in the UFC ideal now and a reduction listed here getting dos Santos’s fourth straight, this could be the past time we see Junior in the UFC. Santos has nearly five periods the fights that Gane has, and if Santos were being a couple decades more youthful, I think that would matter much more than it will on Saturday. I assume Gane is too significantly youthful and sharper correct now to allow this chance slip absent. (Decide: Ciryl Gane)
Ed Carbazel: Santos does not appear to be to intellect getting a gatekeeper but driving three losses in a row may possibly imply it could be time to leave that process to anyone else. Gane has completed all but his previous opponent and provided his complete amount, he will most likely consider to finish Santos or get a selection in the attempt. (Choose: Ciryl Gane)
Andrew Ravens: Andrew Ravens: If this is not a get for JDS then I’m not guaranteed what his potential holds with the marketing. Junior has misplaced his last 3 fights and now the UFC has supplied him a fairly quick battle in Gane, who even though undefeated has only had six whole fights and 3 in the UFC in opposition to lesser talent. Junior receives it finished in a secure still a single-sided conclusion earn. (Pick: Junior dos Santos)
Consensus: 2-1, Ciryl Gane
Kevin Holland vs. Jacare Souza
Clyde Aidoo: At this level, Holland has a superior upside than Jacare, and I consider he will outpoint him if the fight stays vertical, but Souza would have the gain on the mat. And given that Holland’s takedown protection has historically been shaky, so I’m heading to have to go with Souza in this article. Holland is not a electric power puncher, so if he is piecing Souza up, I’d expect Souza to get the information at some level and be capable to choose the combat to the mat and use his superior grappling for the gain and spoil Holland’s momentum. (Choose: Jacare Souza)
Ed Carbazel: Holland has been backing up his “big mouth” in the UFC and preventing is definitely a younger man’s activity. Still, the ground is Souza’s ocean and he’s absolutely likely to have the benefit if he will get Holland to the floor. But fighters get craftier as the sport evolves and these young fighters appear to evolve speedier with it. Holland could be proof of that at UFC 256. (Pick: Kevin Holland)
Andrew Ravens: While this wasn’t the primary fight, it even now provides an intriguing dynamic to the Octagon. These fighters enter on the total reverse as Souza has dropped his previous two fights when Holland is on a four-battle winning streak. I’m siding with Holland below as I believe that he’s a true contender in this division, but he will be challenged by Souza early on. Holland walks absent with the choice win. (Choose: Kevin Holland)
Consensus: 2-1, Kevin Holland
Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev
Clyde Aidoo: Fiziev is a dynamic striker with a wide arsenal on the feet, but I think the most very likely end result has Fiziev leaving himself vulnerable at some issue. Fiziev entered the UFC with every of his six wins coming by complete, but his two victories in the UFC have both of those been conclusions, so I imagine the jury is nevertheless out on his ending capability and response to a better amount of levels of competition. I imagine Moicano is the a lot more well-rounded and professional fighter with a much better path to a end becoming the much much better submission grappler, so he has my decide on for this near battle. (Decide: Renato Moicano)
Ed Carbazel: This match has been booked and rebooked adequate that equally adult men are almost certainly additional than completely ready to face just one a different. Though Fiziev is extraordinary and on a two-combat gain streak, Moicano may possibly just have much too considerably experience. It looks like a mismatch but fighters can confirm that assertion mistaken on any specified combat night time. Continue to, likely with the Moicano just tends to make feeling here. (Pick: Renato Moicano)
Andrew Ravens: Moicano has been in struggle city as of late by going 1-2 in his previous three fights soon after preventing and largely beating some notable names. This feels like a setup fight for him to glow on a big phase from Fiziev, who seriously is an unidentified fighter. I have Renato having the TKO earn. (Select: Renato Moicano)
Consensus: 3-, Renato Moicano
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
Clyde Aidoo: I still imagine that what Gaethje did was extra a testomony to how excellent Gaethje is than currently being any indication that Ferguson is on the decrease. If that is so, then it is the identical Tony Ferguson who pulled out 12 consecutive wins, and I see that man outlasting Oliveira, primarily if/when the fight will get dirty. I feel Ferguson thrives better in this surroundings than almost anyone, like Oliveira, so I’m going with El Cucuy to get the assertion gain here. (Decide on: Tony Ferguson)
Ed Carbazel: Ferguson presently identified as out Oliveira on producing pounds and how he will not battle if the contracted body weight is not fulfilled. Just cannot blame Ferguson either who designed weight two times for his match versus Justin Gaethje. Even coming off that loss, Ferguson exhibits he will come to combat and he likely has a access benefit in excess of Oliveira. Hard not to choose “El Cucuy” in this article. (Pick: Tony Ferguson)
Andrew Ravens: Ferguson is on the lookout to get back to his winning approaches soon after acquiring a prolonged successful streak snapped by Justin Gaethje. Apparently enough, he won’t get a lesser opponent as he meets Oliveira who has been climbing up the rankings many thanks to a 7-battle profitable streak. I assume we will all facet with Ferguson here and I would agree by buying him to get a choice acquire, but we could see Ferguson drop back-to-again fights. (Choose: Tony Ferguson)
Consensus: 3-, Tony Ferguson
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
Clyde Aidoo: Brandon Moreno does have a unique velocity/motion edge in this fight, which can surely get paid him a great deal of factors in the striking figures the for a longer time the fight extends. When Figueiredo throws, he swings for the fences, so I hope him to exert a whole lot of electricity when throwing his strikes…for a person point, simply because which is just how he fights, and in addition, I personally imagine he’s at a phase suitable now the place he is getting into his possess buzz to the level exactly where he expects the wins to just transpire. Moreno is not the sort of guy to have that perspective towards.
I believe Figueiredo beats a lot more flyweights in the globe than Moreno does, but I feel Moreno is a stylistic problem for him as the struggle drags on if he is unable to be the to start with human being to put Moreno absent. My mind says Figueiredo is the better total fighter, but my intestine screams cardio, heart, and upset, child. (Choose: Brandon Moreno)
Ed Carbazel: Both of those adult men fought at UFC 255 and both equally received in the initially round. That indicates a person of two points, they’re clean and completely ready to go once again or a extended and prolonged camp with another weigh-in a month later on may well just take their toll on one particular. It is difficult to make a choose this early and the UFC Embedded episodes as a result far make it seem to be like both of those adult men are all set to go, but the champ requirements to get through just one a lot more weigh-in for 125. Moreno appears to be to make the bodyweight simpler. Selecting an upset here. (Select: Brandon Moreno)
Andrew Ravens: A battle that sees an unstoppable winner and a challenger that most won’t know but they ought to take into account the tear of destruction that follows him in his previous couple fights. Moreno is on a three-fight winning streak heading into this fight. Figueiredo seemed uneasy in his prior fight versus Alex Perez right before obtaining the submission acquire. Though I see Figueiredo finding a decision gain below, I assume Moreno will shock folks with the challenge he’ll give the champ. (Decide on: Deiveson Figueiredo)
Consensus: 2-1, Brandon Moreno
That’ll do it for the UFC 256 predictions. Do you concur with the MMA Information staffers? Who do you assume will emerge victorious on the principal card? Give us your predictions in the comments beneath and be sure to adhere with us for stay coverage of UFC 256!