This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 256

UFC 256 went down on Saturday night at the APEX Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The promotion’s last pay-per-view of 2020 finished with a bang. The main event saw an incredible five round war; after a crazy 25 minutes, the flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno ended in a majority draw, resulting in the Brazilian successfully defending his belt.

Charles Oliveira put on a clinic in the co-main event, dominating Tony Ferguson for three rounds. ‘El Cucuy’ looked to break his arm at the end of the first round from a nasty armbar, but refused to tap. ‘Do Bronx’ will now find himself in the top five in the UFC lightweight rankings, and will undoubtedly be in the title mix in 2021.

Elsewhere on the UFC 256 main card, Mackenzie Dern edged Virna Jandiroba via unanimous decision in a razor close top 15 strawweight contest, Kevin Holland knocked out ‘Jacare’ Souza in spectacular fashion in the first round, and Ciryl Gane finished Junior dos Santos in the second round.

You can see the full results and post fight videos from UFC 256 here, and the Performance of the Night bonus award winners here.

This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 256:

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno:

“Everyone saw what happened yesterday friends. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and other times you tie. ? In essence, yesterday’s fight is why I dedicate myself to this. I hope you enjoyed it. I feel immense gratitude towards all of you for the unconditional support and I can’t wait for 2021.”

Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira:

Mackenzie Dern vs Virna Jandiroba:

“Guys, today victory didn’t come for me! But I swear on my life that I will get there, on my people, on my ancestors, on the Brazil that has our face, the Brazil of Tupinambá, Zumbi, my mother, my father, Dona Rosa (my grandmother) that he was plowing the ground with his hand, which had a mark on his sunburned face! For all of us, I promise, I will arrive!!! Oss!!!”

Kevin Holland vs ‘Jacare’ Souza:

“I would like to first thank God for the opportunity to fight again, also to my family, friends and my dear fans for all the messages of support I received.
I want to thank my great team for helping me prepare, and leaving me 100% for the fight. Now it’s time to rest for a few days with the family, and then return to the Octagon in search of victory!
Thanks to everyone who cheered!”

Junior dos Santos vs Ciryl Gane:

Prelims:

We will continue to update this post in the upcoming days, as the fighters on the card take to social media to post their post fight statements.

The UFC returns next weekend with UFC Vegas 17. Their final card of the year will see Stephen Thompson face Geoff Neal in a top 15 welterweight clash in the main event.

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