A heavyweight fight has been added to the lineup for UFC 177 in Sacramento.

Anthony Hamilton (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to meet Ruan Potts (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card in late August. UFC officials announced the fight at

UFC 177 takes place Aug. 30 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The main event features T.J. Dillashaw, who defends his new bantamweight title for the first time against the man he upset to win it, Renan Barao.

Hamilton, who trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., made his UFC debut just two weeks ago. But the former MFC heavyweight champion was submitted by Alexey Oleinik in the first round at UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio. That snapped a six-fight winning streak, five of which had been finishes.

Potts, from South Africa, made his UFC debut in May on a three-fight winning streak of first-round submissions under the EFC Africa banner. But he ran into a tough Soa Palelei, who knocked him out in the first round at UFC Fight Night 40. All eight of Potts’ wins have come by stoppage. His loss to Palelei was the first time he had been finished.

With the addition, the latest UFC 177 card now includes:

  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao
  • Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
  • Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts

For the latest on the canceled UFC 176, as well as UFC 177, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Anthony Hamilton)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish added to UFC 195

  • 23 days ago

January’s UFC 195 lineup continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Five fights added to Titan FC 36, including UFC heavyweight vet Jack May vs. Chase Sherman

  • 9 days ago

The lineup is set for next month’s Titan FC return to Kansas City for its third event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brian Ortega vs. Diego Brandao added to UFC 195 in Las Vegas

  • 13 days ago

A featherweight bout between Brian Ortega and Diego Brandao is the latest addition January’s UFC 195 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Next UFC weight class to be added? Female 125-pound flyweights

  • 13 days ago

MELBOURNE, Australia – So much for the men’s 115-pound strawweight division. It appears the female 125-pounders are up next.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen joins January's UFC on FOX 18 lineup

  • 15 days ago

A bout between Alex Caceres and Masio Fullen is the latest addition to January’s UFC on FOX 18 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Next week's 'WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament' lineup set with 12 bouts

  • 17 days ago

The lineup is set for next week’s “WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament” event, which features a mix of tourney and non-tourney bouts.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

Featherweights Bekbulat Magomedov and Alexandre Bezerra sign with WSOF

  • 21 days ago

WSOF has added depth to its featherweight roster by signing talented 145-pound fighters Bekbulat Magomedov and Alexandre Bezerra.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

Main-event replacement TBA, but rest of UFC Fight Night 78 lineup finalized

  • 24 days ago

While the main event is still up in the air, the rest of the fight card for this month’s UFC Fight Night 78 event is set.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

'UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas' lineup finalized with 12 bouts

  • 26 days ago

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 event, which marks the first headliner for Paige VanZant and a quick turnaround for former title challenger Rose Namajunas.Filed under: Featured read news >>

UFC Fight Night 79 lineup set with 4:45 a.m. ET prelims start time on Fight Pass

  • 27 days ago

The lineup is set for UFC Fight Night 79 a month from today, and for those who get up early in the States, your Saturday will be cleared of MMA by mid-morning.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>