Former UFC interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson has been granted his want to compete on December’s UFC 256 pay-per-view occasion.

The thrilling information comes from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who revealed on Twitter {that a} light-weight bout between Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira is being finalized for UFC 256, per UFC President Dana White.

Ferguson (25-Four MMA) has not competed since struggling a fifth bout TKO loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, in what his bid to reclaim the promotions interim light-weight strap.

Previous to the ugly setback, ‘El Cucuy’ had strung collectively a sensational twelve-fight win streak which included stoppage victories over Gleison Tibau, Lando Vannata, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.

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In the meantime, Charles Oliveira (29-Eight MMA) will enter UFC 256 on a seven-fight win streak, his newest being a 3rd bout submission victory over Kevin Lee. ‘Do Bronx’ most up-to-date defeat got here manner again in December of 2017, when he suffered a TKO setback to Paul Felder.

Instantly following Okamoto’s announcement, Tony Ferguson took to Twitter with the next assertion.

“‘We don’t wait, we name the pictures. Line them up.’ Chief Safety Officer of the UFC. See you Dec 12 Crew. Champ Shit Solely. #DarceKnightRises @ufc @danawhite” – Tony wrote.

UFC 256 was initially slated to be headlined by a welterweight title combat between reigning champ Kamaru Usman and prime contender Gilbert Burns. Nonetheless, the combat has been pushed again to UFC 258 after ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ required extra time for coaching.

A males’s bantamweight title combat between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling is now anticipated to headline the December 12 occasion.

Who do you suppose will emerge victorious when light-weight standouts Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira collide at subsequent month’s UFC 256 pay-per-view occasion? Share your predictions within the feedback part PENN Nation!

This text first appeared on November 20, 2020

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