Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira added to UFC 256 card

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson. (John Locher/AP)

Tony Ferguson will look to get back on the winning track when he faces Charles Oliveira in an exciting lightweight bout at UFC 256 in December.

The organization announced the 155-pound matchup on Twitter.

Ferguson (25-4) had a 12-fight winning streak snapped by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 in May.

Oliveira (29-8) hasn’t lost in three years and has finished his past seven opponents, five by submission and two by knockout or TKO. The 31-year-old most recently fought in March when he submitted Kevin Lee with a guillotine choke.

UFC 256 is scheduled to take place Dec. 12 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.

Ferguson is currently the No. 3 contender in the UFC lightweight division; Oliveira is ranked No. 6.

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