On Saturday, Aug. 30, the UFC will host UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The night’s main event will feature a bantamweight title fight between champion T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto. Dillashaw was originally slated to defend his belt against former champion Renan Barão before Barão withdrew from the fight late Friday afternoon after experiencing difficulties during his weight cut. Soto, the former Bellator featherweight champion and current Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion, steps in on one day’s notice to fight for the belt after previously being scheduled to appear during the UFC 177 prelims.
In the co-main event, a pair of hungry lightweights will lock horns as WEC veteran Danny Castillo takes on Ultimate Fighter 13 winner Tony Ferguson. Castillo scored a violent, second-round knockout of Charlie Brenneman in April to earn his seventh Octagon win. Ferguson, meanwhile, earned his fifth UFC win with a first-round finish of Katsunori Kikuno at UFC 173 in May.
The eight-fight card kicks off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card begins at 10 p.m. ET live on pay-per-view.
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Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Dillashaw and Soto comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Ramsey Nijem
Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medeiros
Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts
Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade