UFC 256: New Main Event Title Fight & Co-Headliner Official

UFC 256 has taken some big hits but the show rolls on.

The UFC’s initial plans for its year-end pay-per-view in 2020 have taken many twists and turns. The promotion wanted to stack the card with a welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. A women’s featherweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson was also planned as was a bantamweight title match between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling.

None of those bouts will be taking place on December 12. This is due to a combination of injuries and personal issues. That hasn’t stopped the UFC from moving forward.

The promotion announced that the new main event for UFC 256 will be a flyweight title bout between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. Figueiredo and Moreno competed in separate bouts on November 21, meaning they will have a quick turnaround.

Figueiredo successfully retained his UFC Flyweight Title against Alex Perez. The 125-pound ruler locked in a guillotine choke to force the tap in under two minutes. As for Moreno, he scored a first-round TKO over Brandon Royval via injury.

That’s not all for the UFC 256 announcements. After suffering his first loss in eight years, former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson will collide with Charles Oliveira. This 155-pound tilt will serve as the UFC 256 co-main event.

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