UFC 277 will afford the opportunity for Julianna Pena to silence lingering doubts or for Amanda Nunes to correct a wrong in history. The pair of women’s bantamweights will headline UFC 277 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, July 30.
Nunes was a massive 8-to-1 favorite heading into her UFC 269 title fight against Pena. “The Venezuelan Vixen” shocked the world by winning a war of attrition, chipping away at Nunes before tapping her out in Round 2 and earning the 135-pound title. Nunes will look to become a two-time, two-division champion in the rematch.
The UFC 277 fight card was announced during UFC Fight Night: Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira on Saturday, May 21. Former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno seeks to reclaim gold in an interim flyweight title fight against knockout artist Kai Kara-France. Luke Rockhold, the former UFC middleweight champion, returns following a three-year layoff to fight former title challenger Paulo Costa.
Review the UFC 277 main card below.
- Julianna Pena (c) vs. Amanda Nunes, women’s bantamweight championship
- Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France, interim flyweight championship
- Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich, heavyweight
- Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold, middleweight
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith, light heavyweight
- Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales, welterweight
- Drakkar Klose vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira, lightweight
- Justin Tafa vs. Don’Tale Mayes, heavyweight
- Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves, lightweight