This Saturday, August 30, Renan Barao will get the opportunity to win back the bantamweight title when he squares off against reigning champion T.J. Dillashaw.

In their first bout at UFC 173 a mere three months ago, Dillashaw sent shock waves throughout the mixed martial arts world when he scored a fifth round TKO victory over Barao to win the bantamweight champion. Many people have called it the biggest upset in UFC history, putting it over Matt Serra’s TKO victory over Georges St-Pierre to win the welterweight title at UFC 69.

In preparation for UFC 177, the UFC are giving fans the chance to check out Barao’s second defense of the title he previously held against Eddie Wineland at UFC 165 . For those of you who forgot just how devastating Barao can be, this is a must-watch video.

UFC 177 will take place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA. on Saturday, August 30. The rest of the main card breaks down as followed:

Lightweight bout – Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo

Bantamweight bout – Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler

Lightweight bout – Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Lightweight bout – Yancy Medeiros vs. Justin Edwards.

You can catch the early preliminary fight between Chris Wade and Cain Carrizosa in a lightweight  exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 pm EST. From there, you can catch the following preliminary bouts on FOX Sports 1 starting at 8:00 pm EST:

Bantamweight bout – Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak

Heavyweight bout – Ruan Potts vs Anthony Hamilton

Flyweight bout – Scott Jorgensen vs. Henry Cejudo

Middleweight bout – Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson

UFC 177 will be available to purchase on pay-per-view on UStream, YouTube, Yahoo! Sports, UFC.tv, and UFC Fight Pass. Check with your cable or satellite provider for local availability.

 

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