How to watch UFC 256:
UFC Flyweight kingpin, Deiveson Figueiredo, will make the quickest turnaround in championship historical past (three weeks) when he collides with No. 1-ranked division contender, Brandon Moreno, in the primary occasion of UFC 256, which takes place inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly-anticipated showdown will mark the conclusion of the promotion’s pay-per-view (PPV) occasions schedule, closing out a sophisticated and tumultuous 2020 combat season. In UFC 256’s ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main occasion, perennial Light-weight contender, Tony Ferguson, will try and get proper again into the 155-pound title chase at the expense of No. 7-seeded Charles Oliveira, winner of seven straight bouts. We’ll stockpile all of the real-time UFC 256 updates, odds, begin time, tickets, weigh-ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers, and far more from “Sin Metropolis” proper right here earlier than, throughout and effectively after the reside present concludes.
The principle card begins at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view, which followers can buy right here. Prelims are on ESPN2 and ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m., with early prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m.
Figueiredo (20-1) defeated Alex Perez by guillotine choke in lower than two minutes on Nov. 21 on the UFC’s most up-to-date pay-per-view occasion. He has received 5 fights in a row, together with a first-round choke of Joseph Benavidez in July that earned the Brazilian the 125-pound title.
Moreno (18-5-1) additionally fought at UFC 255, defeating Brandon Royal by first-round TKO. He’s unbeaten in his final 5 bouts.
Figueiredo is No. 2 within the ESPN males’s flyweight rankings, behind solely former champ Demetrious Johnson, who now competes in One Championship. Moreno is correct behind at No. 3.
Saturday’s co-main occasion is the much-anticipated return of Tony Ferguson, coming off a Could loss to Justin Gaethje that ended a 12-fight profitable streak. Ferguson faces Charles Oliveira, who has received seven in a row, all finishes. Ferguson is ESPN’s No. 3-ranked light-weight, and Oliveira is ranked ninth.
The right way to watch UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno within the US and Australia
MMA followers in the USA can watch UFC 256 reside on ESPN Plus. The principle card begins time is scheduled for Saturday, December 12 at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT. The preliminary card is at present set to kick off at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.
In Australia UFC 256: Figueiredo vs Moreno doesn’t appear to be accessible on Foremost Occasion (by way of Foxtel) – no occasion web page is featured on the platform’s website (as of writing). MMA followers, nonetheless, can tune in and reside stream all the present on Battle Go. The UFC 256 predominant card begin time in Australia is about for Sunday, December 13 at 2 pm AEDT.
The UFC 256 preliminary card is but to be finalized. The lineup suffered a number of blows. Angela Hill and Dwight Grant lately introduced that they’d examined constructive for COVID-19, which means their respective bouts in opposition to Tecia Torres and Li Jingliang fall off.
The present (as of writing) UFC 256 lineup appears to be like as the next:
UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo might have efficiently defended his 125-pound title with a first-round submission victory over Alex Perez in the primary occasion of UFC 255 simply 17 days in the past, however he now as soon as once more finds himself within the midst of a combat week.
After exiting the octagon unscathed following his win over Perez, Figueiredo shortly agreed to defend his title in the primary occasion of UFC 256 this Saturday in Las Vegas in opposition to high contender Brandon Moreno, who additionally fought and received at UFC 255.
There’s no denying that the 27-year-old Moreno is deserving of a title shot, as he’s gone 4-0-1 in his final 5 fights. Throughout that stretch, he’s earned victories over Maikel Perez, Kai-Kara France, and Jussier Formiga. And at UFC 255, he got here out on high in opposition to fellow contender Brandon Royal.
Regardless of many seeing Moreno as a legit take a look at for Deiveson Figueiredo, nonetheless, the Brazilian champion doesn’t look like all that involved with the duty at hand.
The middleweight bout between Karl Roberson and Dalcha Lungiambula is being moved to UFC Battle Evening: Thompson vs. Neal on December 19.
Moreover as a result of damage, No. 11 ranked ladies’ flyweight Andrea Lee’s bout in opposition to No. 12 Gillian Robertson is cancelled. Gillian Robertson will now face Dana White’s Contender Collection: Brazil veteran Taila Santos on UFC Battle Evening: Thompson vs. Neal on December 19.
UFC 256 combat card
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – Figueiredo’s flyweight title
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev
Kevin Holland vs. Ronaldo Souza
Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba
Tecia Torres vs. TBD
Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo
Sergey Spivak vs. Jared Vanderaa
Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Li Jingliang vs. TBD
Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett