UFC 177: Start Time, PPV Schedule and Preliminary Fights Live Stream Info

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 30, 2014

May 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw celebrates his TKO win over opponent  Renan Barao (not pictured) following their UFC 173 bantamweight championship bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 was the most anticipated of all championship rematches. Because of apparent complications with Barao's weight cut, that bout won't be happening.

Former Bellator champion Joe Soto is stepping up to face Dillashaw. The headliner isn't the only cancellation crippling the UFC 177 show. Former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo was pulled from what would have been his UFC debut against Scott Jorgensen.

This ought to be interesting.

That bout headlines the card, but it really doesn't appear to be a lineup that should be defined as a pay-per-view. While the fights don't look strong on paper, there's always the possibility that we could see thrilling performances from some unexpected or little-known fighters. 

Here's a look at the complete schedule, viewing information and fight card set for Saturday's action.


UFC 177: Viewing Info, Card and Predictions
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary  
MatchupWeight ClassPrediction
Chris Wade vs. Cain CarrizosaLightweightCarrizosa by submission
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary  
MatchupWeight ClassPrediction
Ruan Potts vs. Anthony HamiltonHeavyweightHamilton by KO
Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek BrunsonMiddleweightBrunson by TKO
PPV Main Card - PPV only with cable provider,  TV Set Top Boxes, including PlayStation 4  
Yancy Medeiros vs. Damon JacksonLightweightJackson by submission
Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego FerreiraLightweightFerreira by decision
Bethe Correia vs. Shayna BaszlerWomen's BantamweightCorreia by decision
Tony Ferguson vs. Danny CastilloLightweightFerguson by TKO
UFC Bantamweight Title—(c) T.J. Dillashaw vs. Joe SotoBantamweightDillashaw by TKO


Fights That Could Be Better Than Expected

Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler

Apr 26, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA;  Bethe Correia (right) lands a head shot on Jessamyn Duke during the second round  in UFC 172 at Baltimore Arena. Correia defeated Duke by judges decision.  Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Let's face it—neither Correia nor Baszler looks like a serious threat to Ronda Rousey's title. In fact, Baszler is a member of Rousey's female MMA crew called the Four Horsewomen of MMA. 

Correia has called out each member of the crew. After beating Jessamyn Duke, part of Rousey's group, Correia held up four fingers and then dropped one. Having already vanquished Duke, Correia now sets her sights on Baszler. It feels like Correia is the Bride from Kill Bill and she's hunting the group down one by one.

In this scenario, Rousey would certainly be O-Ren Ishii. While Baszler is a step up from Duke, I wouldn't call her Gogo Yubari.

Correia is approaching her own marketing the right way. The call-out brought some attention to someone else in the weight class besides Rousey. It created intrigue in the second level of the weight class.

Can Baszler stop Correia's crusade?


Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson

Nov 6, 2013; Fort Campbell, KY, USA; Chris Camozzi (red gloves) fights Lorenz Larkin (blue gloves) in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight for the Troops at Fort Campbell. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Like Jorgensen, Lorenz Larkin is an underachiever, but he too doesn't seem to know how to have a dull fight.

Larkin brings a hit-and-be-hit approach to the Octagon. If he lands one of his bombs first, then he'll likely leave the cage the winner. If it's the other way around, the fight will look a lot like his most recent defeat to Costas Philippou in May.

Jan 15, 2014; Duluth, GA, USA; Yoel Romero ( red gloves) fights Derek Brunson during UFC Fight Night at Gwinnett Center. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Larkin was stopped in the first round of that bout. It marked his second loss in a row and third in his last four outings.

Brunson is a slugger in his own right. He is also coming off a loss to the very scary Yoel Romero. With both Larkin and Brunson trying to bounce back, we may see caution thrown to the wind in an entertaining scrap.


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