Tony Ferguson will return to the Octagon on December 12 to face Charles Oliveira at UFC 256!
UFC President Dana White revealed it as we speak to ESPN. The duel between the 2 light-weight contenders is about to function a co-main occasion on the UFC 256 card, whose headliner pits bantamweight champion Petr Yan in opposition to Aljamain Sterling.
Former interim 155-pound division champion Ferguson misplaced his final struggle to Justin Gaethje by TKO in May, headlining UFC 249. A loss that ended a formidable 12-game successful streak within the octagon, however above all to El Cucuy’s hopes of having the ability to strive his luck on the title in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov, a duel that the UFC had been attempting to arrange for years.
Never thoughts, Ferguson will subsequently have the chance ultimately to relaunch by dealing with a sacred shopper within the particular person of Charles Oliveira. The Brazilian, acknowledged for his formidable expertise in submission, is certainly in nice form. “Do Bronx” merely crushed his final 7 opponents earlier than the restrict. Clay Guida, Jim Miller, Nik Lentz, and lately Kevin Lee could not resist him.
The conflict between the 2 lightweigths guarantees to be thrilling!
As a reminder, along with the principle occasion ‘Yan vs. Sterling ‘, the map may also embody French heavyweight Ciryl Gane who will face Junior Dos Santos.