Tonight’s UFC 256 event was co-headlined by a lightweight matchup between perennial division contenders Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira.
Ferguson (25-4 MMA) had entered tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after suffering a fifth round TKO loss to Justin Gaethje in a fight for the promotions interim lightweight title in his most recent effort at UFC 249.
Prior to his setback to ‘The Highlight’, ‘El Cucuy’ had put together a sensational twelve-fight win streak, which saw him score stoppage victories over Edson Barboza, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
As for Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA), ‘Do Bronx’ was returning to action for the first time since submitting Kevin Lee back in March. Oliveira had entered UFC 256 on a seven-fight win streak, with all 7 of those wins coming by way of stoppage. During that impressive stretch the submission specialist had choked out five of his seven opponents.
Tonight’s UFC 256 co-main event proved to be a one-sided affair. Charles Oliveira was able to hurt Tony Ferguson early in the stand-up and then proceeded to dominate him on the floor.
Official UFC 256 Result: Charles Oliveira def. Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision
Check out how the pros reacted to Oliveira defeating Ferguson below:
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