T.J. Dillashaw (top) battles Renan Barao (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II Video Preview and Predictions

On Saturday, Aug. 30, the UFC will host UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

The night’s main event will feature a bantamweight title rematch as champion T.J. Dillashaw squares off with the man he took the belt from, Renan Barao. The pair met earlier this year at UFC 173 with Dillashaw dominating the Brazilian for four straight rounds before earning a TKO finish in the fifth and final frame. The loss snapped Barao’s gaudy 32-fight unbeaten streak and saw him fall from the pound-for-pound rankings.

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 11-fight card kicks off Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET with a lone bout streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET live on pay-per-view.

Join the Combat Press staff above at 9:30 p.m. ET for a live video preview of the event. Have a question or comment for the team? Send us a tweet @CombatPress.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title
Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Ramsey Nijem
Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medeiros
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
Henry Cejudo vs. Scott Jorgensen
Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts
Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade