UFC 256 — Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno: Fight card, date, odds, location, prelims, complete guide to UFC Figueiredo vs Moreno

UFC Figueiredo vs Moreno :Figueiredo will look to make his second flyweight title defense on just a one-month turnaround

Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will make a fast turnaround after scoring a win in less than two minutes in an attempt to successfully defend his title just one month later at UFC 256 on Dec. 12.

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UFC Figueiredo vs Moreno 

Figueiredo will put the belt on the line against top 125-pound contender Brandon Moreno, who is coming off his own UFC 255 victory.

Figueiredo and Moreno are making such quick returns to the Octagon in an effort to save the event, which has lost three planned title matches as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes and bantamweight champion Petr Yan were all forced off the card. Moreno will be making the second defense of the flyweight title he won in a vacant title bout with Joseph Benavidez earlier in the year and successfully defended in November against Alex Perez. A victory over Moreno would move Figueiredo to 4-0 in 2020, and may lock him up as Fighter of the Year.

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In the co-main event, Tony Ferguson will return to the Octagon for the first time since his devastating loss to Justin Gaethje in May, a loss that cost him the shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC lightweight title. Ferguson will be facing Charles Oliveira, the man who holds the record for most submissions in UFC history and is tied for most finishes overall in the history of the organization. Oliveira will bring a seven-fight winning streak into the Octagon. Ferguson, meanwhile, had a 12-fight winning streak snapped in the loss to Gaethje.

UFC Figueiredo vs Moreno 

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson of the United States prepares to fight Justin Gaethje of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

UFC 256 fight card, odds

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  • Deiveson Figueiredo (c) -310 vs. Brandon Moreno +250, flyweight championship
  • Tony Ferguson -170 vs. Charles Oliveira +145, lightweights
  • Rafael Fiziev -140 vs. Renato Moicano +120  lightweights
  • Kevin Holland -135 vs. Jacare Souza +115, middleweights
  • Ciryl Gane -440 vs. Junior dos Santos +340, heavyweights
  • Mackenzie Dern -180 vs. Virna Jandiroba +155, women’s strawweights
  • Jingliang Li -220 vs. Dwight Grant +180, welterweights
  • Chase Hooper -400 vs. Peter Barrett +310, featherweights
  • Billy Quarantillo -125 vs. Gavin Tucker +105, featherweights
  • Sergey Spivak -220 vs. Jared Vanderaa +180, heavyweights
  • Daniel Pineda -140 vs. Cub Swanson +120, featherweights

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