John McCarthy assigned as referee for TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao II on Saturday at UFC 177

UFC 177 will take place on Saturday at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California and will be headlined by TJ Dillashaw defending the UFC bantamweight title against former champion Renan Barao in a rematch from UFC 173 earlier this year.

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The officials to work the main event title fight have been assigned by the California State Athletic Commission as John McCarthy as been assigned as the referee. The judges for the fight will be Derek Cleary, Mike Bell, and Wade Vierra.

California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster confirmed the assignments to on Monday.

UFC 177 will mark the second straight UFC fight card that McCarthy will be the referee for the main event as he worked UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Oklahoma this past weekend.

Stay tuned to for coverage and this weekend’s UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II and the current 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)
Yancy Medeiros (9-2, 1NC) vs. Damon Jackson (9-0)
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)
Scott Jorgensen (15-9) vs. Henry Cejudo (6-0)
Anthony Hamilton (12-3) vs. Ruan Potts (8-2)
Joe Soto (15-2) vs. Anthony Birchak (11-1)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT)
Cain Carrizosa (6-0) vs. Chris Wade (7-1)