Here are all the details ahead of UFC 277 with the rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes.
UFC will return this weekend after a hugely successful event in London that saw the likes of Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann in action, with Julianna Pena leading another standout fight card against Amanda Nunes 2.
Nunes will be eager to retaliate after her shock loss to Pena in her previous bout, while all the pressure is off her opponent after she became the woman who ended Nunes’ 12-fight winning streak in December.
The Brazilian hadn’t faced defeat since a knockout against Cat Zingano nearly eight years ago, but Pena finally brought her down as she dominated an exceptional win that ended with a rear naked choke in the second round.
A much more experienced fighter after making her UFC debut in 2011, Nunes holds a record of 21 wins and five draws – 13 of her wins came by KO/TKO – and was ranked #2 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings in January.
Pena has now recorded 11 wins and four losses in her UFC career – two of them in her last five fights.
Ahead of this weekend’s map, let’s take a look at all the details…
When is UFC 277?
UFC 277 is scheduled to take place on Saturday 30th July 2022 in the US but due to the time difference it will be Sunday 31st July in the UK.
The event will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas – home of the Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and Dallas Stars (ice hockey).
Capacity for basketball is up to 21,146, up to 19,323 for ice hockey and 21,000 for concerts – although it’s unclear what the capacity will be for this weekend’s fight.
When is the main map?
The main map starts at 22:00 local time (3:00 BST).
Nunes and Pena are expected to appear for their cage aisles around 1am local time (6am BST) – meaning it will be a very early morning for all UK fans.
These times are subject to change due to the length of fights on the undercard.
As seen on TV
In the US, UFC 277 will be shown live on ESPN PPV. However, British viewers can watch the fight on BT Sport this weekend.
BT Sport 1 will show live coverage of UFC – starting with the UFC 277 preliminary rounds at 1am before main card coverage begins at 3am.
BT Sport coverage is due to end at 7am.
BT Sport requires a subscription, which will cost you £16 a month, or you can get a one-time subscription NOW TV Membership to catch the fight for £11.99.
Complete battle map
• Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes (Women’s Bantamweight Title)
• Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France (flyweight subtitles)
• Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich (Heavyweight)
• Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez (flyweight)
• Anthony Smith vs. Magomed Ankalaev (Light Heavyweight)
• Alex Morono vs. Matthew Semelsberger (welterweight)
• Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves (Lightweight)
• Don’Tale Mayes vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab (Heavyweight)
• Drakkar Klose vs. Rafa Garcia (Lightweight)
• Michael Morales vs. Adam Fugitt (welterweight)
• Joselyne Edwards vs. Ji Yeon Kim (women’s bantamweight)
• Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria (Light Heavyweight)
• Orion Cosce vs. Mike Mathetha (welterweight)