The UFC is in the system of finalizing a struggle involving Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira for UFC 256 on December 12th. News of the bout was initial described by ESPN.
Ferguson’s last combat was his UFC 249 loss to Justin Gaethje back again in Could. It was the 1st time El Cucuy was on the shedding end of a fight considering the fact that 2012. Oliveira will occur into the struggle on a 7-combat winning streak relationship again to 2017.
Ferguson experienced hoped to struggle Michael Chandler next thirty day period. He introduced a online video on social media declaring he was “tired of sitting down on the sidelines” and wished a battle booked for December.
The former Bellator lightweight champion stated that he would not be combating in December, however. Chandler stated to ESPN that he needed to struggle Ferguson on the undercard of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier in January instead.
“There is a % probability I’ll battle Tony Ferguson in December,” Chandler said. “And I 100% know he realized that, mainly because the UFC previously told him that, and I have presently reported I’ll see him in January.
“Now that we have Conor (McGregor) combating Dustin (Poirier) – it seems like that fight will get booked on Jan. 23 – they will need a co-principal function. Why wouldn’t it be Chandler vs. Ferguson?”