DieHardMMA Podcast: UFC 256
UFC 256 Predictions – DieHardMMA Podcast:We are coming off of our second straight monster week, after absolutely eating at UFC Vegas 16! We are looking to keep the momentum rolling!
Special guest Matt Holt joins Clint MacLean this week to preview UFC 256 and look for some spots to play.
UFC 256 Full Card
|Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo||vs.||Brandon Moreno|
|Lightweight||Tony Ferguson||vs.||Charles Oliveira|
|Lightweight||Renato Moicano||vs.||Rafael Fiziev|
|Middleweight||Kevin Holland||vs.||Ronaldo Souza|
|Heavyweight||Junior dos Santos||vs.||Ciryl Gane|
|Featherweight||Cub Swanson||vs.||Daniel Pineda|
|Women’s Strawweight||Mackenzie Dern||vs.||Virna Jandiroba|
|Featherweight||Gavin Tucker||vs.||Billy Quarantillo|
|Women’s Strawweight||Tecia Torres||vs.||Sam Hughes|
|Featherweight||Chase Hooper||vs.||Peter Barrett|
UFC 256 is the last pay-per-view event of the year and it is a GOOD one!
FAQ: UFC Vegas 16
What is the main event for UFC 256
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno for the UFC Men’s Flyweight Championship is the main event for UFC 256. After multiple championship fights that were booked for the December 12th pay-per-view had to be cancelled for various reasons, UFC President Dana White announced at UFC 255 that Deiveson Figueiredo would defend his title for the second time in just three weeks against top contender Brandon Moreno. Figueiredo will be the first UFC champion in history to defend his title twice in less than a month.
The UFC 256 main event was initially booked to be between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. However, on October 5th it was announced that Usman would be forced to pull out from the bout, citing an undisclosed injury.
Another potential main event for UFC 256 was a UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship bout between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson, but on November 9th Nunes announced she was unable to compete at the event, due to an undisclosed injury.
The UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan was to be defend his title against long standing top contender Aljamain Sterling in the co-main event for UFC 256, but after Usman and Nunes were forced to pull out, Yan was elevated to the main event. On November 22nd it was announced that Petr Yan was unable to compete at the December pay-per-view, due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Who is the biggest Underdog at UFC 256?
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos is currently the biggest underdog on the UFC 256 card. dos Santos fights the #14 ranked UFC heavyweight Ciryl Gane to kick off the main-card.