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

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207 lineup in Las Vegas

  • 6 days ago

The UFC’s year-end card in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of a new middleweight matchup. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Cage Warriors fills up lineup for pre-UFC 205 'Unplugged' show in London, including Inman-Mills

  • 6 days ago

With two title fights already at the top of the card for its “Unplugged” show next month, Cage Warriors has filled out the lineup for its London return. Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>

12-bout UFC Fight Night 99 lineup finalized for Northern Ireland return

  • 5 days ago

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 99 event, which includes 12 bouts in all.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 167 Adds Two Key Bouts as Main Card Fills Up |

  • 5 days ago

Bellator 167 has grown with two key bouts added to the nearly full main card. read news >>

Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt official for UFC 207

  • 3 days ago

A bantamweight title fight has officially been added to UFC 207 in DecemberDominick Cruz will look to defend his bantamweight title against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 in Las Vegas.ESPN confirmed the e read news >>

Lightweights Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez added to UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany

  • 3 days ago

A lightweight matchup between a pair of fighters looking to build on their first UFC win has been booked for UFC Fight Night 102.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes added to ONE Championship 50

  • 2 days ago

December’s “ONE Championship 50: Age of Domination” event has a second title fight.Filed under: News read news >>

Rob Font vs. Alejandro Perez added to The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in December

  • 2 days ago

A pair of bantamweights will look to rebound from recent setbacks when they meet at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis, Mitch Gagnon vs. Matthew Lopez added to UFC 206

  • a day ago

Well, it might not be the Georges St-Pierre appearance for which fans were hoping, but it’s a pretty nice featherweight matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 206: Anthony Pettis To Meet Max Holloway in Canada

  • a day ago

A very important featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC's return to Toronto.If there was any current card that needed a couple extra big names added to it in order to boost its potentia read news >>