Two more fights have joined the pay-per-view UFC 256 card, which is scheduled to happen on December 12th from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane
Undefeated heavyweight Ciryl Gane will look yet again for a fight in 2020 when he faces Junior dos Santos. The matchup was first reported by Mike Heck and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Gane has struggled to fight in 2020, with four previous matchups cancelled due to various reasons. He was most recently set to fight in October, although he couldn’t find a new opponent after Shamil Abdurakhimov pulled out.
Gane picked up his sixth win as a pro in December, getting a decision win over Tanner Boser.
Dos Santos is currently on a three-fight streak of losses, all being stoppages against high-ranked heavyweights. His most recent fight was in August, being stopped in the second round by Jairzinho Rozenstruick.
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker
A featherweight fight between Gavin Tucker and Billy Quarantillo has also joined the card. The pairing was reported by Nolan King of MMA Junkie on Wednesday.
Quarantillo had a strong rookie year in the UFC, picking up three wins within the timespan. He earned his third within the promotion in September, stopping Kyle Nelson early in the third round with punches.
Tucker has won his last two in the cage. His most recent fight was against Justin Jaynes, defeating the fighter in the third round with a rear naked choke.
UFC 256 is currently scheduled to be headlined by UFC Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. Here’s the updated lineup.
Bout 9: Amanda Nunes (20-4) vs. Megan Anderson (10-4) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 8: Petr Yan (15-1) vs. Aljamain Sterling (19-3) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 7: Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Dwight Grant (10-3) vs. Li Jingliang (17-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Marvin Vettori (15-3-1) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Tecia Torres (11-5) vs. Angela Hill (12-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Chase Hooper (9-1-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) (Featherweight)