The poster for UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo’s record-breaking turnaround is official for the Dec. 12 pay-per-view event.
The UFC on Thursday released the poster for the winter fight card, which marks the shortest time between title defenses for a UFC champion. Figueiredo notched his first flyweight title defense less than two weeks ago at UFC 255 and afterward agreed to face Brandon Moreno – who picked up a first-round win over Brandon Royval on the same card – just three weeks later at UFC 256.
Second-billed on the winter fight card, but certainly not second-fiddle in many fans’ minds, is a pivotal lightweight matchup between ex-interim champ Tony Ferguson and surging Charles Oliveira. Ferguson returns after a brutal loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 that ruled him out of a long-awaited fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Oliveira, the most prolific submission artist in UFC history, hopes to secure his first bid for the belt against the durable Ferguson.
See the current card for UFC 256 below:
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)