On Friday, Aug. 29, the UFC hosted the weigh-ins for UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto which takes place Saturday, Aug. 30 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.

The fighters will hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Joe Soto (135) – for bantamweight title
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (155.5)
Shayna Baszler (135) vs. Bethe Correia (135.5)
Carlos Diego Ferreira (155.5) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156.25)
Damon Jackson (155) vs. Yancy Medeiros (156.5)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Lorenz Larkin (186)
Anthony Hamilton (255) vs. Ruan Potts (248)
Cain Carrizosa (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5)

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Eric Reinert has been writing about MMA since 2010. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner. Outside the world of caged combat, Eric has spent time as a news reporter, speechwriter, campaign strategist, tech support manager, landscaper and janitor. He lives in Portland, Ore.

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