UFC 256 was at first prepared to aspect a tripleheader of championship fights. Now, even so, the function is down to none just after bantamweight champion Petr Yan withdrew from his title protection towards Aljamain Sterling.
Yan withdrew mainly because of “personal causes,” according to a report by MMA Combating. Sources indicated that Yan is hopeful to reschedule the bout as shortly as February of 2021.
Yan vs. Sterling is the third title bout slated for UFC 256 to exit the battle card.
UFC 256 has shed a few championship fights
The UFC’s first system was for UFC 256 to aspect welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defending versus Gilbert Burns, women’s double-champ Amanda Nunes putting her featherweight belt on the line opposite 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 all set to compete on the Dec. 12 battle card.
Nunes vs. Anderson was then elevated to principal celebration status. That lasted only a couple times ahead of Nunes withdrew due to the fact of undisclosed health care concerns.
That remaining Yan vs. Sterling as the probably UFC 256 principal occasion, but now even that struggle is a bust.
Dana White needs Figueiredo vs. Moreno at UFC 256
UFC president Dana White may possibly have tipped his hand to the notion that Yan vs. Sterling was going to be canceled at the UFC 255 publish-battle push convention, even though he did not say as a great deal.
UFC men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo built the 1st defense of his belt by publishing Alex Perez in the first spherical on Saturday evening. Fielding concerns from reporters, White claimed that he wanted Figueiredo to stay in Las Vegas, hoping to e book him for his next struggle as soon as December.
“We’re likely to keep (Figueiredo) right here (in Vegas),” White explained at the push conference. “He’s not heading again to Brazil. We’re heading to transform him appropriate all around (in) December. That is what we’re functioning on.”
Top rated flyweight contender Brandon Moreno also fought at UFC 255, defeating Brandon Royval with one tick still left on the clock in the very first round of the highlighted preliminary bout.
White is hoping to indication Figueiredo vs. Moreno for UFC 256. At the time of the press meeting, it was underneath the guise of adding a 2nd title fight to the card, but now appears to be an try to salvage the UFC 256 main occasion with a title fight.
Figueiredo had at first been upset for not acquiring a $50,000 General performance Reward for his submission victory at UFC 255, but his manager, Wallid Ismail, sounded as if he had calmed him down on that situation and persuaded him to remain in Las Vegas to listen to the UFC’s offer you.
There experienced been no phrase from UFC officials about the status of signing Figueiredo vs. Moreno as of the time of publication.
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