UFC 277 features a thrilling night of fights, spearheaded by the rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes. Pena dominated Pena for the entire 25-minute fight, winning the bantamweight title once more.
In the third round of the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Brandon Moreno used ground and pound to defeat Kai Kara-France and win the interim flyweight title.
UFC 277: Card Results and Summary
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena
Winner: Amanda Nunes
Since “The Venezuelan Vixen” pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history less than a year ago, a trilogy fight against Pena is feasible, but Valentina Shevchenko is also a potential opponent. Dana White, president of the UFC, has expressed interest in the notion and is, quite frankly, far more intriguing. They are the top two female fighters in the UFC in terms of pound-for-pound performance, and at the moment, neither of their divisions really has a title contender worthy of a title match.
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
Winner: Brandon Moreno
After Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France, a fourth meeting with division leader Figueiredo was a foregone conclusion. The two men laid that hatchet to rest inside the Octagon last night, but when they start punching each other in the face, possibly in December, they’ll give it their all. Other than getting ready for another war, not much more needs to be said about this battle.
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Sergei Pavlovich vs. Derrick Lewis
Winner: Sergei Pavlovich
After eliminating Derrick Lewis in the first round, Pavlovich won his fourth match in a row, putting him in position to break into the Top 5. The controversial stoppage was witnessed by the entire arena. A fight against Volkov seems ideal because even if Pavlovich does break into the top 5, I don’t think he will get matched up against anyone ahead of him. Volkov currently sits at No. 7 and is coming off a big win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Having said that, Pavlovich and Volkov are both Russian and have trained together in the past. So it’s unclear if They’re willing to put their friendships—personal or professional—aside in order to make money.
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez
Winner: Alexandre Pantoja
Following his third straight victory after destroying Alex Perez in the first round in Dallas, Pantoja should face the victor of Moreno and Figueiredo’s upcoming Octagon showdown. This is because Pantoja is now scheduled to face the winner. Askar Askarov and Kai Kara-France, the two players ahead of Pantoja in the rankings, are coming off losses. Pantoja will probably have to wait until the first quarter of 2023 if he wants to compete for the strap.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
Winner: Magomed Ankalaev
Ankalaev defeated Anthony Smith in the second round of their fight by technical knockout (TKO), earning his ninth straight victory. Ankalaev is in a great position to win the next opportunity because he is currently ranked No. 4. Although it hasn’t been officially announced, a rematch between division champion Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira may take place later this year. In the event that Prochazka and Teixeira dance together once more, Jan Blachowicz is also on the prowl, so I wouldn’t be shocked if UFC matchmakers scheduled Ankalaev vs. Blachowicz as a title eliminator fight.
UFC 277: Summary
- Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Pena (c) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43)
- Brandon Moreno (ic) def. Kai Kara-France via third-round TKO (kick, punches)
- Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis via first-round TKO (punches)
- Alexandre Pantoja def. Alex Perez via first-round submission (rear naked choke)
- Magomed Ankalaev def. Anthony Smith via second-round TKO (punches)
- Alex Morono def. Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Drew Dober def. Rafael Alves via third-round knockout (punch)
- Hamdy Abdelwahab def. Don’Tale Mayes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Drakkar Klose def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Michael Morales def. Adam Fugitt via third-round TKO (punches)
- Joselyne Edwards def. Ji Yeon Kim via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ihor Potieria second-round TKO (knees)
- Orion Cosce def. Blood Diamond via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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