UFC 177 Preview

UFC 177 is still over a month away, but it’s never too early to preview the matches.  The bouts are set to take place on August 30th at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, with seven fights on the official fight card.  Three of the fights were initially scheduled to be in UFC 176, but because that event was cancelled, the fights were moved to UFC 177.

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UFC 177 is still over a month away, but it’s never too early to preview the matches.  The bouts are set to take place on August 30th at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, with seven fights on the official fight card.  Three of the fights were initially scheduled to be in UFC 176, but because that event was cancelled, the fights were moved to UFC 177.

The main event will pit American T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) against Brazilian Renan “The Baron” Barao (32-2) for the Bantamweight Championship.  The fight will be a rematch of the May 24th bout, when Dillashaw shocked the fighting world and defeated Barao by TKO in the fifth round.  It was one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.

Dillashaw will look to do the same thing in the second go-around.  “I’m fine with the rematch, man, I’m stoked,” he explained. “I just proved what I can do to him, so I can do it again and get paid to do it, really soon. I’m going to get paid very well to do the exact same thing to him.

But Barao won’t be taken by surprise this time.  Dillashaw-Barao 2 will likely favor Barao despite the monumental upset in May.

The other UFC 177 bouts include: Bethe Correia (8-0) vs. Shayna Baszler (15-8) in the Women’s Bantamweight division; Tony Ferguson (16-3) vs. Danny Castillo (17-6) in the Men’s Lightweight; Ruan Potts (8-2) vs. Anthony Hamilton (12-3) in the Heavyweight; Ramsey Nijem (10-4) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (10-0) in the Lightweight; Yancy Medeiros (9-2) vs. Justin Edwards (9-4) in the Lightweight; and Lorenz Larkin (14-3) vs. Derek Brunson (11-3) in the Middleweight.

The event was originally supposed to headline the Light Heavyweight Championship between current champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustaffson, but that match will now headline UFC 178.

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