UFC 177 Fight Card, Prelims, Previews


Renan “The Baron” BaraoSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) defends his title against No. 1 contender Renan “The Baron” Barao at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California on Saturday. The bantamweight title fight is the main event of the pay-per-view main fight card. Five other Preliminary fights can be viewed on Fox Sports 1 and with UFC Fight Pass.

The main card for the pay-per-view event will consist of five fights starting at 10:00 pm eastern. The bantamweight title fight between Dillashaw and Barao will be accompanied on the card by three lightweight fights and one women’s bantamweight fight with a top contender involved.

The women’s bantamweight bout will see No. 10 contender Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (8-0) taking on Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-8).

The three lightweight bouts that will make up the main card should be action-packed with Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (16-3) squaring off against Danny “Last Call” Castillo (17-6).

Then a match-up between Ramsey Nijem (10-4) and Carlos Diego Ferreira (10-0) with the final main card lightweight fight pitting Yancy Medeiros (9-2) against Damon “The Leech” Jackson (9-0).

However, to get ready for the main card pay-per-view fights, fans can tune in to Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 PM eastern to catch the prelims on the night. The prelims will feature four weight divisions and one top contender in action.

In a middleweight fight, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (14-3) will take on Derek Brunson (11-3).

Then a flyweight bout with No. 15 contender Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (15-9) going head-to-head against Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo (6-0).

Those looking for the big guys will be treated to a heavyweight fight between Ruan “Fangzz” Potts (8-2) and Anthony “Freight Train” Hamilton (12-3).

In the bantamweight division, Joe “One Bad Mofo” Soto (15-2) faces off with Anthony “El Toro” Birchak (11-1).

Fans who are subscribed to UFC Fight Pass will also have the opportunity to catch an early prelim bout in a battle of lightweights as Chris Wade (7-1) takes on Cain Carrizosa (6-0) at 7:30 PM eastern.

About Mark West

Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting.

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