UFC 256 just received the co-main event it was looking for, as the impending ESPN+ PPV card now adds a lightweight bout concerning former interim champion Tony Ferguson and UFC’s all-time submission chief Charles Oliveira.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the booking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. It will be added to the Dec. 12 card in Las Vegas that is now remaining headlined by a bantamweight title combat among champion Petr Yan and prime contender Aljamain Sterling.
Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) will confront Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) at UFC 256 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, for every Dana White (@danawhite). Ferguson will get his would like to combat again prior to the end of 2020. Massive addition to that Dec. 12 celebration.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 21, 2020
Ferguson, who is coming off a TKO decline to Justin Gaethje again in May possibly, will get his desire to struggle 1 extra time prior to the finish of 2020. “El Cucy” had referred to as out Michael Chandler to a fight last week, but the previous Bellator winner wasn’t intrigued. In arrives Oliveira, who is using a 7-combat win streak (all finishes) and has appeared like a man on a mission of late.
On paper, this is a terrific matchup for the 155-pound division. Ferguson requirements a high-quality win to posture himself back into title competition although Oliveira tries to crack by into the leading 5. Equally fighters are resourceful on the ft and have a wildly exciting floor game. It is a tough fight to predict, specifically contemplating the complete price shared amongst “El Cucuy” and “Do Bronx.”
Ferguson took to social media following news broke to ship a concept to his followers.
“We never wait, we simply call the pictures. Line them up.” Chief Stability Officer of the UFC. See you Dec 12 Crew. Champ Shit Only. #DarceKnightRises
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