The headlining fight on Saturday is of course also the biggest
headline, period, as Deiveson
Figueiredo will attempt to set a UFC record by defending his
title twice in the span of 21 days. If he succeeds, he will slash
the previous record of 56 days, set by Ronda
Rousey in 2013-2014, by more than half. (For the trivia-minded:
Hughes also had two title defenses 56 days apart, but lost the
belt to Georges St.
Pierre in the second fight.) The Sherdog staff seems to favor
"Deus da Guerra" to make history on Saturday against Brandon
Moreno, who is also fighting on a three-week turnaround.
Without further ado, here are the Sherdog staff picks for UFC 256:
Figueiredo vs. Moreno.