Renan Barao out of UFC 177, TJ Dillashaw now defends the bantamweight title against Joe Soto

Renan Barao has ben pulled from the UFC 177 main event due to feeling poorly during his weight cut and TJ Dillashaw will now defend the bantamweight title against Joe Soto.UFC 177 300x250

The fight change was announced on SportsCenter a little more than one hour before the scheduled weigh-ins and according to the UFC, the event will remain on pay-per-view.

Soto was already scheduled to be on tomorrow’s fight card as he was booked to face Anthony Birchak. He was the original Bellator featherweight champion and competed less than thirty days ago in Tachi Palace Fights.

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

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
TJ Dillashaw (10-2) vs. Joe Soto (15-2)
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)
Anthony Hamilton (12-3) vs. Ruan Potts (8-2)
Cain Carrizosa (6-0) vs. Chris Wade (7-1)