While there are still three weeks remaining in this year that none of us can wait to bid goodbye, the UFC finishes up its 2020 pay-per-view slate Saturday night with UFC 256.
Cross your fingers and hope that in this recent stretch during which COVID-related fight fallouts have increased at an alarming rate, the top two fights on the card make it to the cage unscathed, because the main event and co-feature bouts are worth the price of the pay-per-view on their own.
In the main event, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Brandon Moreno will attempt a piece of UFC history, as they both return to action after earning victories three weeks ago at UFC 255. That bout immediately follows the highly anticipated return of the one and only Tony Ferguson, who is taking on an opponent who is finally getting the big lightweight name he’s always wanted in Charles Oliveira.
Add in appearances by popular veterans such as former Strikeforce middleweight titleholder Ronaldo Souza and former UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos, and you have a card which maybe isn’t stacked top to bottom like year end cards of yore, but still should pack plenty of punch.
UFC 256 will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with preliminaries on ESPN2/ESPN+ and a main card on pay-per-view.
Without further ado, then, here are five burning questions heading into UFC 256.