Las Vegas – UFC 256 will showcase a flyweight champion bout as Deiveson Figueiredo takes on #1 ranked contender Brandon Moreno.
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, as well as being simulcast in both languages on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Early prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ (in English and Spanish) at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Fans will be able to purchase the PPV event online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices.
In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) fighting out of Soure, Pará, Brazil is stepping into the Octagon looking to follow up on his recent first-round title defense less than a month later. He will be taking on Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico as he intends on derailing Figueiredo on his title defense. He also returns to action on the same short-notice turnaround as the champion after defeating Brandon Royval. The experts are picking Figueiredo at -355 while his opponent Moreno at +250.
In the co-main event, Tony Ferguson (26-4) fighting out of Orange County, Calif. is coming into this fight trying to put himself back at the top of the rankings with another victory. He will be taking on submission ace Charles Oliveira (29-8, 1 NC) fighting out of Houston, Texas by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil as he goes for his eighth win in a row. The betting odds for this fight has Ferguson at -165 and his opponent Oliveira at +145.
UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno Fight Card:
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
- Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
- Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Kevin Holland vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
- Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba
- Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill
- Li Jingliang vs. Dwight Grant
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
- Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Sergey Spivak vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
- Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett
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