Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson elevated to co-main event of UFC 177

Following the flyweight title fight being moved off the UFC 177 card to UFC 178, the UFC has announced that the new co-main event of UFC 177 will be a lightweight bout between Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson.ufc177_560x440

UFC officials announced the new co-main event on Wednesday and also announced that the heavyweight bout between Ruslan Magomedov and Richard Odoms has been elevated to the main card on pay-per-view.

UFC 177 will come from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on August 30th and will be headlined by a title rematch as TJ Dillashaw will defend the UFC bantamweight title against the man he beat to become champion, Renan Barao.

The current UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
TJ Dillashaw (10-2) vs. Renan Barao (32-2, 1NC)
Danny Castillo (17-6) vs. Tony Ferguson (15-3)
Bethe Correia (8-0) vs. Shayna Baszler (15-8)
Ruslan Magomedov (12-1) vs. Richard Odoms (8-1)
Ramsey Nijem (9-4) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (10-0)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Lorenz Larkin (14-3, 1NC) vs. Derek Brunson (11-3)
Yancy Medeiros (9-2, 1NC) vs. Justin Edwards (8-4)
Scott Jorgensen (15-9) vs. Henry Cejudo (6-0)
Anthony Hamilton (12-3) vs. Ruan Potts (8-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Joe Soto (15-2) vs. Anthony Birchak (11-1)