On Saturday, Dec. 12, the UFC hosted UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the night’s main event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo defended his belt his belt for the second time in three weeks, as he clashed with challenger Brandon Moreno. Both fighters were in action at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, with Figueiredo submitting Alex Perez in the first round and Moreno earning a TKO victory after Brandon Royval suffered a shoulder injury.
The event kicked off with a single bout streaming on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims followed at 8 p.m. ET on both ESPN+ and ESPN 2. The five-fight main card aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno ruled a majority draw (48-46, 47-47. 47-47) – for flyweight title
Charles Oliveira def. Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Mackenzie Dern def. Virna Jandiroba by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kevin Holland def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:45
Ciryl Gane def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:34
Cub Swanson def. Daniel Pineda by knockout (punches). Round 2, 1:52
Rafael Fiziev def. Renato Moicano by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:05
Gavin Tucker def. Billy Quarantillo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tecia Torres def. Sam Hughes by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Chase Hooper def. Peter Barrett by submission (heel hook). Round 3, 3:02
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