UFC 256 saw the UFC flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, defending his title against Brandon Moreno following a majority draw.
The two fighters gave everything in their power to win this bout, and a draw was the fairest result. In the end, the judges scored 47-47, 47-47, and one in the champion’s favor, 48-46.
Both fighters were after one another throughout the entire fight, relentlessly trying to finish the rival. This could easily be the best fight of the problematic 2020. We saw numerous strong combos, body kicks, leg chops, and momentum shifts. That is why social networks are already overwhelmed with calls for a second bout. The fighters themselves don’t have any problems with that.
“We need a rematch. We need that rematch. I think so. For myself, for Figueiredo, for the fans, for everybody. For the sport, of course,” said the challenger, Moreno.
Figueiredo responded positively.
“If they want to put him in front of me next fight, I’m open to that.”
Be sure that the UFC already thinks about the rematch following a fantastic action that headlined last night’s event.
The co-main event was interesting as well, but not because of the equality inside the octagon, but because Charles Oliveira made an upset, beating the former UFC lightweight interim champion, Tony Ferguson.
Do Bronx hyperextended Ferguson’s left hand at the end of the first while trying to finish the American, who wouldn’t tap. The horn saved El Cucuy, but it was obvious that he has a massive handicap as time went by.
— UFC (@ufc) December 13, 2020
In the end, all three judges score 30-27 for the Brazilian.
“You tell me: Who has dominated [Ferguson] like that? I was the only guy who accepted this fight at the last minute. I knew it was going to be a really tough fight. In 2021, I’m coming,” Oliveira, the guy with the most submission wins in the UFC.
His plans involve two big names, Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier, and we’ll see what the organization and these two guys have to say about that.
Kevin Holland is one of the rare guys who will remember 2020 in good. The Trailblazer is 5-0 in the last 11 months, with his most recent victory coming against Ronaldo Souza via KO in the first round.
Jacare Souza is a bad man… and Kevin Holland (-115) just KO'd him FROM HIS BACK!!
— MyBookie Sportsbook (@mybookiebet) December 13, 2020
Holland was in a very bad situation, with Souza on top of him, but the American managed to unlock his right hand and deliver a colossal hit to Jacare’s head. This was one of the best knockouts this year, as it happened from the ground, which is pretty rare.
The Trailblazer is the third guy in UFC history to have a 5-0 record during one calendar year.
Ciryl Gane declared himself ready for some serious challenges in the UFC heavyweight competition, as he beat the former champion Junior dos Santos. The Frenchman didn’t give any chance to the veteran Brazilian, who was knocked out at 2:34 of the second.
Junior Dos Santos suffers another knockout loss this time by the hands of Ciryl Gane.
That will now make it 4 in a row. Should Dana White let JDS walk? 🤔#UFC256
— CharlesOliveiraSzn💪🏻 (@WhatsUpSE) December 13, 2020
He would set his position perfectly with a jab, before using a harsh right elbow to close the job. It was Gane’s seventh straight win, fourth in the UFC, not allowing a single loss so far. On the other side, JDS suffered the fourth consecutive loss, and it seems that he can’t compete with the best fighters in the division.
The most important fight in the lady’s competition was spectacular as well. Mackenzie Dern survived a tough challenge coming from Virna Jandiroba, to win via unanimous decision.
Dern was hurt pretty badly during the second round, with the Brazilian breaking her nose. However, the 27-year old pulled herself together to come in top and post the biggest win of her career, against the former INVICTA FC strawweight champion.
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