EbeneInfo – United States – Ferguson-Oliveira closes for December 12, White says

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UFC finalizes lightweight game between former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira for December 12, UFC President Dana White told ESPN on Friday

Ferguson (25-4) has campaigned for another fight before the end of the year and he will make his wish come true, according to White Once finalized, the 155-pound fight will take place at UFC 256 at the facility Las Vegas Apex

Ferguson recently took to social media to call out former Bellator MMA champion and UFC newcomer Michael Chandler, but Chandler told ESPN he needed a break after serving alternative for an October lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje Although Chandler’s services were ultimately not needed in this October 24 fight, he went through a full camp and reduced weight as a backup

With Chandler unavailable, Ferguson will now turn his attention to Oliveira Ferguson and Oliveira are Our Lightweights ranked 3 and 6, respectively, according to the official UFC rankings

Fighting out of Southern California, Ferguson had won 12 in a row before suffering a TKO loss to Gaethje at UFC 249 in May

Oliveira (29-8) is on a serious track, as he has won his last seven games, finishing all his opponents He just picked up a submission victory over Kevin Lee in March

In addition to this trademark lightweight fight, UFC 256 will feature a bantamweight title fight between defending champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling

Tony Ferguson, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Charles Oliveira, Dana White, Mixed Martial Arts

EbeneInfo – United States – Ferguson-Oliveira closes December 12, White says

Source: https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/30356398/tony-ferguson-vs-charles-oliveira-being-finalized-dec-12-dana-white-says

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