UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno Free Betting Tips and Predictions

09 December 2020
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Ciryl Gane vs. Junior Dos Santos

UFC Heavyweight Bout

UFC 256 takes place on Saturday, December the 12th, live from the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas

Ciryl Gane

  • Age: 30
  • Nationality: France
  • Record: 6-0-0
  • Height: 6ft 4"
  • Reach: 81"
  • Gym: MMA Factory Paris
  • Notable Gym Members: Alan Baudot, Nassourdine Imavov & Francis Ngannou
  • Current Streak: 6 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 2
  • Wins by Submission: 3
  • Decision wins: 1

The former Muay Thai world champion will attempt to boost his stock when he steps in the octagon to face Junior Dos Santos and given the recent track record of JDS it won't be a surprise if the Frenchman enters this weekend full of confidence.

A 6-0 record stepping up against the former UFC heavyweight champion could seem daunting to some, but Ciryl Gane has the skill set and size to punish the division.

Junior Dos Santos

  • Age: 36
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Record: 21-8-0
  • Height: 6ft 4"
  • Reach: 77"
  • Gym: American Top Team
  • Notable Gym Members: Dustin Poirier, Marlon Moraes & Amanda Nunes
  • Current Streak: 3 losses
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 14
  • Wins by Submission: 2
  • Decision wins: 5

JDS will go down in UFC history as one of the greats, but his age and durability are beginning to tarnish his late-career. Three back-to-back knockouts leave the former champ in a questionable situation, can he take the punishment anymore?

The pure boxing offense has been the route to many of Junior's career highlights, but with older age, his remarkable speed and precision have dropped significantly.

Fight Prediction

It is hard to envision JDS finding the success he missed out on in his previous three fights, a remarkably similar opponent to Junior's last opponents in Gane should unleash a world of pain on the ageing Brazilian.

The available odds are favouring Gane, but I doubt JDS will survive the full fifteen minutes.

UFC 256 Free Betting Pick: Gane to win inside the distance at 1.67 [-150] with Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

UFC Flyweight Championship Bout

UFC 256 takes place on Saturday, December the 12th, live from the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas

Brandon Moreno

  • Age: 26
  • Nationality: Mexico
  • Record: 18-5-1
  • Height: 5ft 7"
  • Reach: 70"
  • Gym: Entram Gym
  • Notable Gym Members: Jose Quinonez, Hector Aldana & Martin Bravo
  • Current Streak: 3 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 3
  • Wins by Submission: 10
  • Decision wins: 5

One of the most exciting aspects about following the UFC is the youth of today, and Brandon Moreno is a prime example of how entertaining the up-and-coming athletes can be.

Aged twenty-six with a UFC record of 6-2, Moreno has the world at his feet, and his diverse skill set landed him the LFA championship in 2019, and within a year of being released by the UFC and returning, has earnt a UFC championship opportunity.

Deiveson Figueiredo

  • Age: 29
  • Nationality: Brazil
  • Record: 20-1-0
  • Height: 5ft 5"
  • Reach: 68"
  • Gym: Marajo Brothers
  • Notable Gym Members: Amanda Lemos
  • Current Streak: 5 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 9
  • Wins by Submission: 8
  • Decision wins: 3

He's one title defence away from making history, the current UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo defended his title just three weeks ago. It will break records when he defends the belt within a twenty-one-day period.

With that said, the history book will not make much of an impact if Figgy losses the contest. With little time to prepare, each fighter will rely on their pure MMA skills to have their hand raised.

Fight Prediction

I believe the champion will hold the advantage in all areas, Moreno has found a lot of success with his submission finishes but versus a BJJ black belt in Figgy – he's going to struggle to find that same dominance.

On the feet, Moreno will have the speed to maintain Figgy's output, but the sheer power of the champion will make Moreno think twice about entering the pocket.

Neither fighter has ever been stopped inside the distance, but Moreno has never faced such a dangerous finisher like Figgy is.

UFC 256 Free Betting Pick: Deiveson Figueiredo to win inside the distance at 1.65 [-152] with Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)