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Tony Ferguson – Danny Castillo Slides Into The Co-Main Event Of UFC 177

Andrew Ravens

UFC 177

The UFC announced that Danny Castillo (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (15-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will now co-main event UFC 177.

Tony Ferguson (15-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) He has eight knockouts, 4 submissions and 2 decision victories, while he has been submitted once in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a three fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Ramsey Nijem which he won via knockout at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale on Jun / 04 / 2011. He beat Aaron Riley via TKO at UFC 135 – Jones vs. Rampage on Sep / 24 / 2011 and then Yves Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011. He lost to Michael Johnson via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 3 – Diaz vs. Miller on May / 05 / 2012. In his last fight he beat Mike Rio via Brabo Choke at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013.

Danny Castillo (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) He is 3-2 in his last five fights and entering this fight with a loss on his record. He lost to Michael Johnson via knockout back in October of 2012, then got a pair of wins with a unanimous decision over Paul Sass back in February of 2013 and a unanimous decision over Tim Means back in July. However Edson Barboza stopped his winning streak back in December when he edges Castillo out with a Majority decision. He is coming off a win over Charlie Brenneman At UFC 172.

UFC 177 takes place Aug. 30 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Its headliner is a rematch from UFC 173 in May between new bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw against ex-champ Renan Barao. The event will air on Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and PPV.

Here is how the rest of the card looks like:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title
Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
Ruslan Magomedov vs. Richard Odoms
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Ramsey Nijem

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
Justin Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
Henry Cejudo vs. Scott Jorgensen
Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto

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