Earlier in fight week, Ferguson (25-4 MMA, 15-2 UFC) told Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) that he came in heavy – like he has for some past UFC fight – they would not be competing.
The Brazilian send a message on the scale, being the second fighter to to weight in on Friday and hitting 154.5 pounds. Ferguson followed shorty thereafter, making 155 pounds on the nose.
Now the pair will square off in a critical contender matchup at lightweight.
UFC 256 takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.