Heavyweights Ruslan Magomedov and Richard Odoms will square off next month at UFC 177. Officials added the contest to the lineup recently.
Set for August 30 from Sacramento and the Sleep Train Arena, two UFC titles will be on the line. In the main event, T.J. Dillashaw defends his bantamweight gold vs. Renan Barao, while flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson faces Chris Cariaso.
Magomedov (12-1) won his debut inside the Octagon, topping Viktor Pesta recently. The 27-year-old Russian holds wins over Tim Sylvia and Ricco Rodriguez.
Odoms (8-1) comes to the UFC from Legacy FC where he suffered his lone career defeat to now fellow UFC fighter Jared Rosholt.
Below is the list of fights announced to date:
UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Renan Barao
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Chris Cariaso
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts
Lightweight: Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Lightweight: Justin Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Henry Cejudo
Heavyweight: Ruslan Magomedov vs. Richard Odoms
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