MMA – On the night time of December 12-13, the UFC is internet hosting its final pay-per-view of the 12 months that includes Tony Ferguson and Ciryl Gane on the cardboard.
These days have proven how tedious it may be to be a matchmaker for the UFC, many cancellations / withdrawals marked the earlier playing cards. In this context, the UFC will nonetheless maintain its final PPV occasion of the 12 months, UFC 256, additionally marked by absences. But this reworking doesn’t forestall the cardboard from being attractive. Let’s check out all of the fights and their challenges right here.
Chase Hooper vs Peter Barrett (light-weight): Two potential future huge names within the promotion will begin this PPV. Chase Hooper (9-1), the one who calls himself (with humor) illegitimate son of Ben Askren, will struggle for the third time within the UFC, at solely 21 years previous. His unbeaten run, nonetheless, got here to an finish in his final UFC 250 struggle towards skilled Alex Caceres. He can have the chance to talk his atypical size within the division (192cm), to revive this Sunday towards Peter Barrett (11-4).
Barrett will struggle him for the second time within the UFC, having secured his spot within the promotion to contender collection, the American missed his debut towards Youssef Zalal in October. But his capacity to bounce again appears infallible, with him signing to the UFC at 33 after experiencing melancholy and alcoholism.
Sergey Spivak vs. Jared Vanderaa (heavyweight): After his stunning victory towards Tai Tuvasa on the finish of 2019, Spivak (11-2) adopted with a defeat towards Marcin Tybura then a victory in July towards Carlos Felipe. His opponent Jared Vanderaa (11-4) will make his promotion debut after securing his spot within the contender collection final month. It ought to be famous that in 22 cumulative victories, the 2 males solely went to the choice twice, unsure that this struggle takes all three rounds …
Tecia Torres vs. Sam Hughes (strawweight): Newly introduced struggle on December 8, Tecia Torres (11-5) was initially scheduled to struggle Angela Hill, who had to surrender for a optimistic Covid take a look at. As a alternative, Sam Hughes (5-1) who after shedding to Vanessa Demopoulos in an LFA title struggle in July, rebounded towards Danielle Hindley through submission (guillotine) to LFA 93 in October. She will make her UFC debut this weekend.
Tecia Torres additionally comes out of an important victory towards Brianna Van Buren final June after a collection of 4 consecutive defeats, an excusable sequence in view of the names confronted (Wheili, Jędrzejczyk, Andrade…).
Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo (featherweight): On a streak of eight wins since 2016, together with three within the UFC, Quarantillo (15-2) is slowly however absolutely beginning to make a reputation for himself within the class. Former workforce member Faber in the course of the season of The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber, will face Canadian Gavin Tucker (12-1), who’s on a two-game successful streak, the final in August towards Justin Jaynes.
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba (strawweight): A struggle for lovers of grappling, the previous multi-champion of JJB, Mackenzie Dern (9-1), will face one other specialist of JJB, Virna Jandiroba (16-1). The two ladies will inevitably attempt to multiply the keys, strangulations and different traps throughout their confrontation. Either method, neither is aware of a KO win and each add as much as 19 submission wins for simply 6 choices. They are each on a collection of two consecutive victories after having recognized the one defeat of their respective careers, two profiles extraordinarily shut due to this fact. Levels stakes, Dern is ranked eleventh and Jandiroba thirteenth.
Cub Swanson vs Daniel Pineda (featherweight): A fireworks show will shut the prelims, veteran Cub Swanson (26-11) combating WEC since 2007, has probably the most bonuses struggle of the night time of division (10). Regardless of the variety of defeats, the Californian delivered us classics towards Doo Ho Choi, Jeremy Stephens and even Ortega… He will face a harmful mercenary promotion within the title of Daniel Pineda (27-13), he who in 42 professional fights has juggled between UFC, Bellator and PFL amongst others. But above all, in 27 victories, The Pit by no means went to the choice (9 KOs for 18 submissions). A struggle that will have had its place in Main Card, each the potential as struggle of the 12 months is excessive.
Main card (04:00):
Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane (heavyweight): Here we go! The return of Cyril Gane (6-0) will due to this fact happen this weekend after a number of makes an attempt to struggle towards Shamil Abdurakhimov and Sergei Pavlovich, canceled every time. The UFC this time relied on the legend and former Junior Champion Dos-Santos (21-8) to welcome Gane to the massive leagues. The Brazilian is ranked seventh within the class and comes out of three consecutive defeats, the French is him fourteenth within the standings being undefeated in MMA. In simply seven skilled fights, “Bon Gamin” is about to enter the Top 10 and step-by-step nearer to a attainable title struggle. But watch out to not need to skip the phases, JDS is unquestionably probably the most skilled heavyweight of the UFC nonetheless in exercise, taking a look at his file we discover that in 21 fights within the UFC, he has solely confronted cadors of the division (Velázquez, Mir, Cro Cop, Miocic, Overeem, Werdum…). In brief, a struggle of the utmost significance for French MMA, to not be missed!
Kevin Holland vs Ronaldo Souza (middleweight): Kevin Holland (20-5) wastes no time, victorious thrice in three months between August and September, together with two bonuses efficiency of the night time, the American will proceed this Sunday his fifth struggle of the 12 months. Facing him is Jacare Souza (26-8), former Strikeforce champion and fourth diploma JJB black belt. The 41-year-old Brazilian is much less energetic as his final struggle dates again to November 2019 in an try to step as much as heavyweight, a struggle he loses with honors towards present 205-pound champion Jan Blachowicz, through cut up choice. He due to this fact descends in his ordinary class, he who was presupposed to struggle Ryan Hall since April, then Vettori initially for this weekend, the struggle towards the Italian was canceled after the alternative of Vettori final week towards Hermansson.
Renato Moicano vs Rafael Fiziev (light-weight): Like many fights in the meanwhile, this duel between Moicano (14-3-1) and Fiziev (8-1) has already been canceled twice in October and November on the final minute. Former Muay Thai skilled Rafael Fiziev comes out of a formidable victory over Marc Diakise final July, shining together with his creativity in fists and toes and the facility of his knee kicks within the clinch. On the opposite hand, Moicano will certainly converse of his skills in BJJ, he can have the chance to substantiate his kind after his victory in March towards Hadžović, he was then on two defeats in a row towards Aldo and the Korean Zombie.
Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira (light-weight): This co-main occasion guarantees to be a not often seen violence between two monsters within the class, Tony Ferguson (25-4) noticed his streak of 12 straight wins come to an finish after a daring struggle towards Gaethje, changing the Title Shot dealing with Khabib. Charles Olveira (29-8), for his half, chained his seventh straight victory in March towards Kevin Lee.
The two males are particularly among the many most spectacular fighters of the promotion, they accumulate along with 27 bonuses obtained of their careers. Brazilian Oliveira is second within the standings all-time bonus obtained (16), simply behind Cowboy Cerrone. Ferguson is on a 9 bout in a row with bonuses. In brief, a assured spectacle!
Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs Brandon Moreno (bantamweight): After the packages of Usman and Nunes for the occasion, the UFC was on the verge of discovering itself with no title struggle on this PPV. Fortunately for the corporate, champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) and Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) have agreed to face one another this weekend. The two fought simply final month, on the identical card at UFC 255. The champion pulled off his first protection through first-round submission to Alex Perez, bringing him to a five-game successful streak. The contend additionally comes out of a victory within the first spherical, by TKO this time over Brandon Royval.