Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia moves from UFC 176 to UFC 177 in Sacramento
The loss of UFC 176 in Los Angeles will be to UFC 177's gain a few hundred miles north in Sacramento.
A women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) that had been set for the now-canceled UFC 176 on Aug. 2 now will move to UFC 177 on Aug. 30. UFC officials announced the change Tuesday night at UFC.com.
With UFC 176 scrapped, Green-Trujillo, Formiga-Makovsky go to UFC Fight Night 47
The shuffling has already started in the wake of the cancellation of next month’s UFC 176 pay-per-view, and a pair of lightweights will go from one corner of the country to the other for their fight, as will a pair of flyweights.
A lightweight bout between Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) that had been set for UFC 176 now will move to UFC Fight Night 47, which takes place two weeks later. So, too, will the 125-pound bout between Jussier Formiga (16-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Zach Makovsky (18-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the moves Tuesday night, the first pair of what will be 10 fights that will get new homes.
With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 47 card includes:
Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May
Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson
Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy
Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki
We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return.
Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to return in September against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto.
UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, thigh a precise venue has not yet been announced. The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski set for UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine
The UFC’s first trip to Maine next month has its latest addition, featuring a promotional newcomer.
RFA veteran Alan Jouban (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Louisianan who trains in California and has a second career as an actor and model, will make his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski (19-11 MMA, 5-4 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 47. UFC officials announced the new fight booking Tuesday night.
UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.