- Saturday 08.30.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
- U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
- Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
- Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Enclosure: Octagon
- TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
- Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
- Ticket Revenue (live gate): $700,000
- Attendance: 11,100
- PPV Buys / Buyrate: 125,000 | TV Ratings: 436,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
- MMA Bouts: 8
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Honors & Awards
Performance of the NightT.J. Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto | $50,000 bonus to Dillashaw
Fight of the NightRamsey Nijem vs. Diego Ferreira | $50,000 bonus to each fighter
Performance of the NightYancy Medeiros vs. Damon Jackson | $50,000 bonus to Medeiros
Dillashaw vs. Soto (8), Correia vs. Baszler (6)
Castillo vs. Ferguson (7), Nijem vs. Ferreira (5), Brunson vs. Larkin (3)
Medeiros vs. Jackson (4), Carrizosa vs. Wade (1)
Hamilton vs. Potts (2)
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This event was originally planned to be the rematch of Jones vs Gustafsson, the most anticipated match at the time for the light heavyweight division. In the co-main event Demetrious Johnson was originally supposed to defend his title against Chris Carioso but due to injuries to Gustafsson, the main event was rescheduled for UFC 178. When Jones was injured and his fight, now against Daniel Cormier, was rescheduled, the Johnson-Cariaso fight was moved to the headline position of UFC 178.
The main event was then scheduled to be TJ Dillisahaw in a rematch vs former champion Renan Barao. After 9 years of dominance Barao got stopped by TJ who was a heavy underdog. Many consider that fight to be one of the biggest upsets in recent years. A day before the event Barao passed out during the weight cut and, very disappointed, he had to pull out of the fight by doctors for heath reasons. Fans around the world were very disappointed at Barao and the UFC for the quality of the card. Joe Soto stepped up in the last minute to fight TJ for the title. Many fans did not agree the fact that this card was going to be a PPV the reasons are unknown but most likely because of contractual reasons. Dana White went on FS1 during the prelim portion of the broadcast and lambasted internet reporters who had pleaded with fans not to purchase the PPV and accused Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer of reporting a $500,000 gate for the card. Meltzer later clarified that he had reported 10 days before the card that the advance was $550,000 and that he had not actually made a prediction as to what the gate for the card would be, only that it would be one of the lowest in recent years for a PPV.
The event turned out to be good with many finishes and many great fights. Fans were surprised Joe Soto lasted all 5 rounds but the outcome was very predictable as TJ finished Soto. The co main event ended up in somewhat of a controversy as Ferguson defeated Castillo via split decision. Another fight that caught attention of the fans was Bethe Correia defeating another teammate of Ronda Rousey and calling her out.
Videos & Highlights
Promo Video | UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II Preview report dead link
Watch the official trailer for UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2.