Twitter Reacts as Charles Oliveira Stuns Tony Ferguson in a Dominant Performance

Published 12/13/2020, 12:48 AM EST


Tony Ferguson took on Charles Oliveira as the co-main event at UFC 256 tonight. Ferguson, who was on a record-breaking 12 fight win streak, saw it snapped earlier this year by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.

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Since his loss to Gaethje, Ferguson has been desperate to get back into the ring. He got an opportunity to redeem himself against a dangerous opponent on a seven-fight win streak in Charles Oliveira. A lot of fans and pundits alike felt that the fight would be a crossroads fight for Tony.

If he was able to win, he would put himself right back in the conversation for a title shot. However, if he lost the fight, it would be detrimental to his career and the fans and pundits would label him ‘finished’. 

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Oliveira took on Ferguson in arguably the toughest fight of his career thus far. ‘Do Bronx’ was on a seven-fight win streak going into the fight, with a win he moved to 8-0 and has put himself in prime position for a title shot. 

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Charles Oliveira makes a strong statement for a title shot

Do Bronx’ started off the fight well and dominated from the very first round. Towards the end of the first round, he had ‘El Cucuy’ in danger when he caught him in an arm-bar and hyper-extended his arm. Most fighters in that situation would have tapped, but Tony rallied on. 

Most fans and pundits believed that the fight would be extremely competitive on the ground, given that both men are high-level black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, Oliveira completely dominated the fight on the ground and had a few good chances of securing a submission.

Twitter reacts to a dominant performance by Oliveira

Twitter showered praise on Charles Oliveira following his dominant performance against Tony Ferguson

Kevin Lee took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the fight.

Strawweight Tatiana Suarez voiced the thoughts of fans around the world about the arm-bar.

Welterweight Muhammad took to Twitter to praise the heart of Tony Ferguson, who did not tap despite being in a nasty arm-bar.

Former UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa tweeted to praise Oliveira’s Jiu-Jitsu.

Ben Askren took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the fight.

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MMA journalist Adam Martin took to Twitter to share an interesting fact about the two men fighting in the co-main event

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Lightweight Lando Vannata took to Twitter to make a bold claim about Charles Oliveira

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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