This weekend (Sat., July 30, 2022) at UFC 277, the Bantamweight and interim Flyweight titles will be on the line. Headlining the event will be new 135-pound queenpin, Julianna Pena, who attempts to earn a second straight upset victory against the current Featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes. In the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, another rematch will unfold when former titlist, Brandon Moreno, looks to earn another nod over Kai Kara-France to become the division’s interim champion.

Also in attendance at today’s (Thurs., July 29, 2022) pre-fight press conference were Heavyweights, Derrick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sat., July 30, 2022, for the first time in almost four years, headlined by a thrilling women’s Bantamweight championship rematch between division queenpin, Julianna Pena, attempt her first successful title defense against former titleholder and current women’s Featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes. In UFC 277’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, an interim Flyweight champion will be crowned when former titleholder, Brandon Moreno, runs it back with Kai Kara-France.

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Also on the main card will be two fights guaranteed to deliver the action at Flyweight and Light Heavyweight. Directly before Lewis versus Pavlovich, one-time title challenger, Alex Perez, faces the surging Alexandre Pantoja. The winner will find themselves all that much closer to a potential crack at the gold.

Opening the main card is a fight that could also decide a No. 1 contender, Magomed Ankalaev versus Anthony Smith. A win for either man would extend their win streaks to great numbers, Ankalaev on the cusp of nine in a row, and Smith seeking his fourth and a second career UFC title opportunity.

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 277 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ABC/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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