UFC 177 Weigh-In Results: Renan Barao Out of Main Event, Joe Soto to Challenge for Title
By FCF Staff
UFC 177 has been dealt a massive, massive blow, one day before it’s set to go down in Sacramento, as Renan Barao has been pulled from the main event due to medical reasons.
According to the official announcement from the UFC, Barao fell ill while cutting weight for his rematch with bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw.
The Brazilian outlet Globo is reporting that Barao passed out, while taking steps to cut weight, and hit his head. The former champ was taken to hospital but has been released.
Barao, however, will not be allowed to fight, and stepping in for the vet will be Joe Soto. The veteran fighter will challenge Dillashaw for the title in what will be his Octagon debut.
Soto was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Birchak at the event.
Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 177, which will be hosted by the Sleep Train Arena.
MAIN EVENT – UFC BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Joe Soto 135 vs. T.J. Dillashaw 135
Tony Ferguson 155.5 vs. Danny Castillo 156
Shayna Baszler 135 vs. Bethe Correia 135.5
Diego Ferreira 155.5 vs. Ramsey Nijem 156*
Yancy Medeiros 156* vs. Damon Jackson 155
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Derek Brunson 186 vs. Lorenz Larkin 186
Anthony Hamilton 255 vs. Ruan Potts 248
Chris Wade 155.5 vs. Cain Carrizosa 155.5
*Nijem made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 156.25
*Medeiros made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 156.5