The UFC closed out an absolutely packed July schedule Saturday with UFC 277, which took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas and featured two championship fights at the top of the bill.
The main event saw Amanda Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) show why she’s considered the greatest female fighter of all time when she won back the women’s bantamweight title from Julianna Pena (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) by unanimous decision after losing it in a massive upset this past December.
The co-headliner, meanwhile, saw Brandon Moreno (20-5-2 MMA, 8-2-2 UFC) pick up the interim flyweight title with a slick third-round TKO of Kai Kara-France (24-10 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in the Fight of the Night.
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UFC 277 marked the 10th event in UFC history to feature two or more finishes stemming from body strikes. UFC on FOX 31 was the only event with three.
The UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance payout for the event totaled $313,500.
Debuting fighters went 1-2 on the card.
UFC 277 drew an announced attendance of 19,442 for a live gate of $4,455,691.
Betting favorites went 11-2 on the card.
Betting favorites improved to 16-10 in UFC headliners this year.
Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:36:21.
Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Peña
Nunes became the first fighter in UFC history to have multiple simultaneous two-division title reigns by regaining the women’s bantamweight belt.
Nunes’ 10 victories in UFC title fights are fifth-most in company history behind Jon Jones (14), Georges St-Pierre (13), Demetrious Johnson (12), and Anderson Silva (11).
Nunes’ 10 victories in women’s UFC title fights are most in company history.
Nunes has defeated seven fighters who once held an undisputed UFC belt, the most of any active fighter in the organization.
Nunes’ 15 victories in UFC competition are most for any female in company history.
Nunes’ 12 victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Pena suffered her first decision loss since Feb. 8, 2013 – a span of 3,459 days and 10 fights.
Brandon Moreno def. Kai Kara-France
Moreno became the fourth fighter in UFC history to win an interim title following a reign as an undisputed champion. Frank Mir, Jose Aldo and Petr Yan also accomplished the feat.
Moreno improved to 5-1-2 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in September 2019.
Moreno has earned 15 of his 19 career victories by stoppage.
Moreno became the fourth fighter in UFC history to win a championship bout with a knockout stemming from a body kicks. St-Pierre, Johnson and Ronda Rousey also accomplished the feat.
Moreno’s six fight-night bonuses for UFC flyweight bouts are second-most in divisional history behind Johnson (nine).
Kara-France suffered his first knockout loss since March 30, 2012 – a span of 3,774 days and 32 fights.
Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis
Sergei Pavlovich’s (16-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak in heavyweight competition is tied for the fourth-longest active streak in the division behind Francis Ngannou (six), Tai Tuivasa (five) and Alexandr Romanov (five).
Pavlovich’s four-fight UFC stoppage streak is tied for the third-longest streak among active fighters in the company behind Tuivasa (five) and Jalin Turner (five).
Pavlovich has earned 13 of his 15 carer victories by stoppage. He’s finished all of those wins by knockout.
Pavlovich has earned all four of his UFC victories by first-round knockout.
Derrick Lewis (26-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) has suffered all eight of his UFC losses by stoppage.
Lewis has suffered seven of his eight career stoppage losses by knockout.
Alexandre Pantoja def. Alex Perez
Pantoja (25-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has earned 18 of his 25 career victories by stoppage.
Pantoja’s four submission victories in UFC flyweight competition are tied for second-most in divisional history behind Demetrious Johnson (five).
Alex Perez (24-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has suffered all three of his UFC losses by stoppage.
Magomed Ankalaev def. Anthony Smith
Magomed Ankalaev’s (18-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) nine-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Ankalaev’s eight-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is the second-longest in divisional history behind Jones (13).
Ankalaev has earned all five of his UFC stoppage victories by knockout.
Anthony Smith (36-17 MMA, 11-7 UFC) fell to 7-4 since he moved up to the UFC light-heavyweight division in June 2018.
Smith fell to 11-6 since he returned to the UFC for a second stint in February 2016.
Smith has suffered 14 of his 17 career losses by stoppage.
Alex Morono def. Mathew Semelsberger
Alex Morono (22-7 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has earned eight of his 11 UFC victories by decision.
Matthew Semelsberger (10-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has suffered both of his UFC losses by decision.
Drew Dober def. Rafael Alves
Dober (25-11 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has earned nine of his 12 UFC victories by stoppage.
Dober’s seven knockout victories in UFC lightweight competition are tied for second-most in divisional history behind Dustin Poirier (eight).
Rafael Alves (20-11 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has suffered 10 of his 11 career losses by stoppage.
Hamdy Abdelwahab def. Don’Tale Mayes
Hamdy Abdelwahab (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Don’Tale Mayes (8-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Drakkar Klose def. Rafa Garcia
Drakkar Klose (13-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has earned six of his seven UFC victories by decision.
Rafa Garcia (14-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has suffered all three of his career losses by decision.
Michael Morales def. Adam Fugitt
Michael Morales (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has earned 12 of his 14 career victories by stoppage.
Morales has earned both of his UFC victories by knockout.
Adam Fugitt (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Joselyne Edwards def. Ji Yeon Kim
Joselyne Edwards (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) earned her second UFC victory in a 48-day stretch. She also won at UFC 275 in June.
Edwards has earned all three of her UFC victories by decision.
Ji Yeon Kim’s (9-6-2 MMA, 3-6 UFC) four-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since October 2019.
Kim has suffered all six of her career losses by decision.
Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ihor Potieria
Nicolae Negumereanu’s (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) four-fight UFC winning streak at light heavyweight is tied for the second-longest active streak in the division behind Ankalaev (nine).
Negumereanu has earned 11 of his 13 career victories by stoppage.
Ihor Potieria (19-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) had his 15-fight winning streak snapped for his first defeat since July 2017.
Potieria has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Orion Cosce def. Blood Diamond
Orion Cosce (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) earned the first decision victory of his career.
Blood Diamond (3-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has suffered consecutive losses after starting his career 3-1.
Diamond suffered the first decision loss of his career.
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