Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2 announced as UFC 277 main event


Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes have a date for their rematch.

On Saturday’s UFC Vegas 55 broadcast, the UFC announced the two will headline UFC 277, which takes place at American Airlines Center in Dallas on July 30.

Pena pulled off one of the biggest upsets in MMA at UFC 269 in December when she submitted Nunes to take her bantamweight title and snap the seven-year unbeaten streak of “The Lioness.”

Pena, and Nunes are respectively No. 1 and No. 2 at 135 pounds in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, served as coaches on season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter, which is currently airing on ESPN+. After the end of season they were set to meet again. Now the official rematch has been announced.

In addition to the UFC lineup, UFC will also announce the following: A previously announced interim flyweight bout between Kai Kara-France and Brandon Moreno that will be the main event.

The main card features a heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis & Sergei Pavlovich as well as a bout between Derrick Lewis & Sergei Pavlovich. There is also a bout between Paulo Costa / former UFC champion Luke Rockhold, and a bout at middleweight between Paulo Costa vs. Anthony Smith. A light heavyweight bout will be between Magomed Andkalaev versus Anthony Smith.

See the updated UFC 277 lineup below (numbers in parentheses indicate MMA Fighting Global Ranking)

Main Card

Julianna Pena (1) vs. Amanda Nunes (2)

Brandon Moreno (2) vs. Kai Kara-France (T4)

Derrick Lewis (6) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (T15)

Paulo Costa (7) vs. Luke Rockhold

Magomed Ankalaev (7) vs. Anthony Smith (8)

Preliminary Card

Justin Tafa vs. Don’Tale Mayes

Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves

Diego Ferreira vs. Drakkar Klose

Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales

Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mariya Agapova

Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria