The most recent pay per view fight card of UFC was highlighted by a Flyweight title fight that featured Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. What a fight was that! Certain experts consider this fight as one of the best bouts in the MMA history. Both fighters went for a 25-minute war where they exchanged a lot of punches and spectators got stunned by a show of extreme power.
UFC 256 gave us several verdicts mixing exciting and disappointing feelings. First of all, Charles Oliveira (30-8-0, 1NC) is ready to step up and challenge the top guys in the lightweight division and we will discuss this soon in a separate article. On the contrary, we are concern on the performance of Tony Ferguson (26-5-0): El Cucuy seems to have lost his magic fighting spirit. Despite he managed to recover from an arm-bar position that 99% of fighters would have tapped, Ferguson has been dominated by Oliveira for 3 whole rounds. He never gave the impression of being in control suffering several take-downs. Terribly disappointing defeat, Tony.
UFC 256 was also the night of Cyril Gane (7-0-0). Despite the initial controversy for elbowing the opponent in the back of the head, the replay has shown that Junior dos Santos (21-9-0) turned his back to Gane in order to run away. As a result, the elbow TKO was legit. The French fighter has remained undefeated bringing his streak to 7 victories in a row. The 30-year-old heavyweight fighter is certainly someone we want to keep an eye on over the next fights to find out whether he can score this sort of awesome performances also against high-ranked fighters.
However, the greatest show of the night came out from the fight between Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1) and Brandon Moreno (18-5-2) for the UFC flyweight belt. Considered by some UFC commentators as one of the most exciting fights in the MMA history, both fighters delivered 25-minute of thrilling entertainment. The fight ended up in a draw by majority (the third judge scored in favor of Figueiredo). And the very good news is that UFC is already planning a rematch between Figueiredo and Moreno.
We can definitely affirm that UFC 256 was a successful event and a very entertaining MMA night with a promising rematch in due course, but the bitterness of Tony Ferguson’s performance is hard to swallow. Come on, Tony! Please come back for us!