Article

Renan Barao Removed from UFC 177

Read on for more information...

Former UFC bantamweight champion and No. 1 contender Renan Barao has been removed from his UFC 177 rematch against current champion T. J. Dillashaw after Barao reportedly feeling ill during his weight cut.

Barao will be replaced on the card by bantamweight Joe Soto (15-2), the winner of six consecutive fights who was scheduled to fight on the undercard against Anthony Birchak.

The UFC 177 pay-per-view program will continue as scheduled, and an update regarding Birchak will be announced shortly. Check back at UFC.com for more information.

Watch Past Fights

Saturday, April 21
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Atlantic City, N.J.

Media

Recent
Cub Swanson believes it's his time as he steps into the Octagon on Saturday in the Fight Night Atlantic City co-main event against Frankie Edgar. Don't miss the action live on FS1.
Apr 19, 2018
Frankie Edgar talks fighting at home in New Jersey, and what he expects from his second encounter with Cub Swanson Saturday April 21 at Fight Night Atlantic City.
Apr 19, 2018
UFC champ and analyst Daniel Cormier previews the Fight Night Atlantic City main event, featuring Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza.
Apr 19, 2018
Starting today, the ‘Faces of UFC’ campaign will feature an exciting sweepstakes that will be offered to UFC fans 18 years and older in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, who want to share their personal fan stories.
Apr 19, 2018