Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak official for UFC Fight Night 77

A bantamweight bout that was reported earlier today is now official as Thomas Almeida will meet Anthony Birchak at UFC Fight Night 77.

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UFC officials announced the fight booking on Wednesday evening.

UFC Fight Night 77 will come from Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 7 and will be headlined by a trilogy bout between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.

Almeida (19-0) made his UFC debut last year and has gone 3-0 in the promotion. His most recent win came in July as he defeated Brad Pickett by knockout and he recently signed a new contract with the UFC. Birchak (12-2) has gone 1-1 in the UFC and is coming off a win in June against Joe Soto. He won that fight by TKO and four of his ten stoppage wins have come by TKO/KO.

The current UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson III fight card is below.

Vitor Belfort (24-11) vs. Dan Henderson (31-13)
Glover Teixeira (23-4) vs. Patrick Cummins (8-2)
Gilbert Burns (10-0) vs. Rashid Magomedov (18-1)
Gleison Tibau (33-11) vs. Abel Trujillo (12-6, 1NC)
Matheus Nicolau Pereira (10-1-1) vs. Bruno Rodrigues (4-0)
Yan Cabral (12-1) vs. Johnny Case (21-4)
Tom Lawlor (10-5, 1NC) vs. Fabio Maldonado (22-8)
Viscardi Andrade (17-6) vs. Gasan Umalatov (15-4-1)
Alex Oliveira (12-2-1, 1NC) vs. Piotr Hallmann (15-4)
Thomas Almeida (19-0) vs. Anthony Birchak (12-2)