On Saturday August 30 the UFC will hold UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

In the night’s headliner Renan Barao will get his title rematch against T.J. Dillashaw. In May Dillashaw stepped up for a title shot when Raphael Assunscao wasn’t able to due to an injury. On that night Dillashaw shocked the world by battering Barao for four rounds before finishing him in the fifth. Barao who was on a twenty five-plus win streak before that loss. Some questioned the move, but the Brazilian was granted the rematch on the strength of that winning streak. It won’t be easy for Barao to get his belt back as this rematch is taking place in enemy territory. Sacramento is right in the backyard of Dillashaw’s home base, Team Alpha Male.

In the night’s co-main event Dillashaw’s training partner, Danny Castillo, get’s the biggest showcase of his career. The lightweight will be facing former Ultimate Fighter winner, Tony Ferguson. Castillo has been up and down throughout his UFC career, but he has won three of his last four fights and is coming off of a vicious one-punch knockout of Charlie Brenneman. Ferguson has only lost once in his UFC career and is finding his own when it comes to finishing fights. “El Cucuy” has finished Mike Rio and Katsunori Kikuno consecutively; one by submission and one by knockout. Both men will be looking to move into the crowded lightweight title picture.

In the night’s other featured contest women will take center stage. Bethe Correia will look to continue her crusade through “The Four Horsewomen” when she faces Shayna Baszler. Correia is undefeated in her eight professional bouts and has won her first two bouts in the UFC by decision. After her last victory over Jessamyn Duke she declared that she would going after everyone of Ronda Rousey’s group and ending with the champion herself. Baszler will finally be making her long awaited UFC debut in this one. The female MMA pioneer was scheduled to make her octagon debut earlier this year, but had to pull out due to an injury. When all is said and done Baszler will be entering this bout on a nearly twenty month layoff. Baszler’s last bout came in Invcta FC back in January of 2013 where she fell to Rousey’s most recent challenger, Alexis Davis.

The main card is filled out by a lightweight battles between Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira and undefeated Damon Jackson and Yancy Medeiros. Fox Sports 1 will once again televise a stellar slate of preliminary bouts headlined by a middleweight showdown between Lorenz Larkin and Derek Brunson.

Those Fox Sports 1 prelims kickoff at 8 pm ET and will be preceded by one bout on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 pm ET. All of that leads into the main card on pay-per-view at the traditional start time of 10 pm ET.

Above is video of the official weigh-in and below are full results of that weigh-in. (video is courtesy of the UFC)

T.J. Dillashaw () vs. Renan Barao ()- for bantamweight title
Danny Castillo () vs. Tony Ferguson ()
Shayna Baszler () vs. Bethe Correia ()
Ramsey Nijem () vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira ()
Yancy Medeiros () vs. Damon Jackson ()
Lorenz Larkin () vs. Derek Brunson ()
Scott Jorgenson () vs. Henry Cejudo ()
Ruan Potts () vs. Anthony Hamilton ()
Joe Soto () vs. Anthony Birchak ()
Chris Wade () vs. Cain Carrizosa ()

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Trey Downey
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A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.