anthony-hamilton-ufc-fight-night-44

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.com.

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

Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson rematch added to UFC 197

  • 19 days ago
  • 30 views

A key lightweight matchup has been added to a star-studded UFC 197 lineup, as Tony Ferguson meets Michael Johnson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia scrap added to May's UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

A welterweight scrap between a pair of highly regarded veterans has made its way to the lineup for the UFC’s May return to Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

The fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 84 event in Australia continues to take shape.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda joins UFC 197 lineup

  • 13 days ago
  • 7 views

A middleweight bout between Marcelo Guimaraes and Vitor Miranda is the latest addition to March’s UFC 197 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

CES MMA 33 features Norby-Soukhamthath title fight, O'Neil-Olson on AXS TV

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

The lineup is taking shape for March’s CES MMA 33 event, which will crown an inaugural bantamweight champion.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Daniel Hooker vs. Mark Eddiva added to UFC Fight Night 85 in Australia

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

A featherweight bout between Daniel Hooker and Mark Eddiva has joined March’s UFC Fight Night 85 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 149 lineup complete with Melvin Guillard vs. Derek Campos, plus 9 prelims

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

Melvin Guillard has a new opponent for Bellator 149 later this month in Houston, and the card is complete with the addition of nine prelims. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia adds three bouts with handful of newcomers

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

The UFC’s debut event in Croatia had added three new bouts that include a handful of promotional newcomers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

'UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Oliveira' lineup finalized with 14 bouts

  • 4 days ago
  • 7 views

The lineup is set for this month’s “UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs. Oliveira” event, and the show features 14 total bouts.Filed under: News read news >>

Four preliminary-card bouts added to Bellator 148 in Fresno, Calif.

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator’s card in Fresno, Calif., later this month may have undergone a change at the top recently, but its prelims today continued to grow.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>