On Saturday, Aug. 30, the UFC hosted UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The night’s main event featured 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, stepped in on one day’s notice to fight for the belt after previously being scheduled to appear on the preliminary card.
In the co-main event, a pair of hungry lightweights locked horns as WEC veteran Danny Castillo took 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 kicked off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card began at 10 p.m. ET live on pay-per-view.
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