13 December 2020 02:36
In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo will put his UFC flyweight title on the line against Brandon Moreno. Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will try to snap the seven-fight win streak of Charles Oliveira in the co-main event. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put the finishing touches on its upcoming UFC 256 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 12, 2020) by way of ESPN+ from inside its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. In UFC 256's co-main event, former interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson looks to quell the uprising of 155-pound submission specialist Charles Oliveira. MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 256 fight card below, starting with the early ESPN+ "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
Barrett by submission (heel hook) at 3:02 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS 125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Round 1: Early right hook from Tucker. Low kick lands for Tucker, then a right hook and body kick. Quarantillo with a lead right, 1-2, and body kick, prompting Tucker to tie up. Tucker trips him down a minute in, but Quarantillo pops back up.
Quarantillo with a couple left hooks inside and they trade knees downstairs. Tucker with another elbow on the break, walks into a left hook. Clean head kick and straight left by Tucker, who fights off a late takedown. Combination from Tucker, then a three-piece and head kick behind it. Good step-in knee and counter left as Quarantillo attacks the body. Sharper punches by Tucker in return, eats knees inside. Tucker with a knee on the break, continuing to piece Quarantillo up. Quarantillo looks for knees inside. Tucker looking for the back, can't get it, lands a knee on the way up. Right hands from Quarantillo, who succumbs to an outside trip into side control. Sharp counters by Tucker and they trade knees downstairs. Combo by Quarantillo after landing a good knee. Round 3: Hard punching combo from Tucker in the first few seconds. Head kick to straight left and he puts Quarantillo on the fence. Quarantillo lands a knee inside, then an elbow on the break. Big straight left and right hook by Tucker. Tucker considers a standing head-and-arm, then changes levels for a takedown into guard. Hard right hand lands for Quarantillo when they resume, eats a combo in return. They trade jabs on the break, then Tucker takes him down again. Tucker puts in a hook, then throws him back down into side control from the body lock. Quarantillo trying upkicks before Tucker comes back down. Quarantillo lands an elbow, then a knee downstairs as they separate. Final result: Tucker def. Round 1: Trading low kicks early, mostly from Hughes. Torres with another Superman punch to a low kick, then a teep two minutes in. More kicks from Torres, avoids a Superman punch and follows a head kick attempt with a right cross. Torres knee answers a level change and she slams Hughes to the ground, waiting out a guillotine. Round 1: Hooper tossing out kicks to start. Low kicks from Barrett, counter right soon after. Kick exchange, Hooper takes a low blow. Barrett goes back to the leg and body kicks when they resume. Hooper with a well-timed reactive shot, looking for a single-leg with a minute to go. More low kicks from Barrett. Nice straight left lands for Hooper. 3-2 and body jab from Barrett, then another pair of calf kicks that have Hooper stumbling. Hooper tries some leg kicks. He tries the heel hook, can't keep Barrett down. Low kicks from Hooper. Barrett with a counter right hook. Round 3: Glancing head kick lands for Hooper. Barrett catches a body kick. Barrett still advancing, counters a low kick with a 1-2. In the main event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against Brandon Moreno (18-5-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC). In the co-feature, Tony Ferguson (25-4 MMA, 15-2 UFC) takes on Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) at lightweight. Round 1 – Barrett in the center early, and Hooper moves on the outside. Barrett kicks the legs a bit. Hooper with a side kick to the body. Barrett lands a low kick to the cup as both were striking, and we take a quick break. Barrett out quickly with low kicks on the restart. Barrett the one moving forward, and Hooper trying to find spaces for counters as he retreats. Barrett catches a kick and delivers a big counter. Again they throw simultaneous kicks, and this time it's Hooper that catches the cup. Hands are locked behind the legs, but he can't get Barrett off-balance. Round ends, and MMA Junkie gives it to Barrett, 10-9. Round 2 – Barrett again happy on the feet and kicks the legs as he moves forward. The leg kicks doing work, and Hooper starting to limp. He kicks, and Barrett catches it. Big left lands for Barrett. Hooper changes levels again, but he's too far away, and Barrett pushes him off with ease. Hooper with another Imanari roll onto the right leg. Hooper starts punching with his free arm, and Barrett ducks his head to make sure it lands on top with every strike. Result: Chase Hooper def. Peter Barrett via submission (heel hook) – Round 3, 3:02 Recap: Chase Hooper hits Hail Mary heel hook to submit Peter Barrett Records: Peter Barrett (11-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Chase Hooper (10-1-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) Round 1 – They engage quickly, and Torres fires out a right hand. Hughes catches a kick, but it's Torres who turns and muscles her to the floor. Records: Sam Hughes (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Tecia Torres (12-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) Round 1 – Quarantillo with an early low kick. Right hand over the top for Tucker just misses. Quarantillo immediately back to his feet, and Tucker backs away. Quarantillo pressing and lands a clean right. Left hand lands for Tucker. Quarantillo pressing, but Tucker timing his counters very well. Quarantillo trying to press, but Tucker sneaks in a high kick. Quarantillo changes levels, getting inside on a single, but he can't covert. MMA Junkie gives the round to Tucker, 10-9. Round 2 – Quarantillo out quickly again, and they trade shots on the feet. Tucker clinches briefly, but Quarantillo pushes him away. Quarantillo landing, but it seems Tucker is there to answer every single time. Quarantillo scrambles to his knees, and Tucker gets to the back. Round 3 – Quarantillo again moving forward, but Tucker tags him with two crisp punches. Result: Gavin Tucker def. Records: Billy Quarantillo (15-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Gavin Tucker (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) Records: Kevin Holland (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC), Ronaldo Souza (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) Records: Tony Ferguson (25-4 MMA, 15-2 UFC), Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) Records: Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), Brandon Moreno (18-5-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC)