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UFC 277 live fight updates, results, highlights from Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2

Will it be repeat or revenge as Julianna Pena defends her UFC bantamweight title against former champion Amanda Nunes on Saturday night at UFC 277? The fight will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Pena made her pro debut in 2009. She joined the UFC in 2013 and won “The Ultimate Fighter 18” as a member of Miesha Tate’s team. Knee injuries set her back in 2014, but she returned in full force in 2015. In 2017, Pena lost to Valentina Shevchenko via submission. She went 2-1 after that, including a win over Sara McMann via submission at UFC 257 in 2021.

Nunes made her pro debut in 2008. She competed for Strikeforce and Invicta before joining the UFC in 2013. After losing to Cat Zingano in 2014, Nunes went on a 12-fight winning streak that saw her beat McMann, Shevchenko, Tate, Ronda Rousey , Raquel Pennington, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm. Nunes beat Tate for the UFC bantamweight title in 2016. She successfully defended the belt six times. In 2018, Nunes beat Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title.

At UFC 269, Pena overpowered Nunes, who tested positive for COVID before the fight. Pena submitted Nunes in the second round to win the belt.

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In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno will fight Kai Kara-France for the interim UFC flyweight title. Moreno beat Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 for the belt but lost it against him in a trilogy fight in January. Kara-France is on a three-fight win streak and 4-1 since a loss to Moreno in 2019.

The Sporting News will provide analysis and highlights from UFC 277.

UFC 277 live results, highlights

Ankalaev scores TKO over Smith in the second round

10:34 p.m.: Another injury has come to haunt a UFC fight. Magomed Akalaev stopped Anthony Smith in the second round. However, the second round saw Smith suffer an injury to his left leg in the first round and compromised him in the second. Without the ability to use both legs, Ankalaev took advantage and used ground and pound to finish the job. An unfortunate end to Ankalaev and Smith but we’ll see if this was enough to thrust Ankalaev into the title picture.

10:18 p.m.: We’re kicking things off with Magomed Ankalaev taking on Anthony Smith in a light heavyweight showdown that can have some significant implications on the title picture. Ankalaev appears to be on the cusp of a title opportunity as he’s won eight fights in a row while Smith has reeled off three consecutive wins and is considered the true litmus test for the Russian.

10:00 pm: We’re about to go live with UFC 277 as the final prelim has gone a little long. There wasn’t much to talk about aside from Drew Dober’s blistering body shot finish to Rafael Alves. But this main card is loaded and we’re about to get underway.

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What times does UFC 277: Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2 start?

  • Date: Saturday, July 30
  • Fight Pass preliminary: 6 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approximately)

UFC 277 takes place Saturday, July 30. The Fight Pass prelims start the show at 6 pm ET, with the prelims at 8 pm ET. The main card PPV will start at 10 pm ET. Pena and Nunes should make their way to the Octagon around 12:15 am ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch UFC 277: Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2

  • TV channels: ESPN+, ABC
  • Livestream: ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 277 is available in the US and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost.

Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+, ABC, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on TSN, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport 1, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, FOXTEL and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2 price: How much does UFC 277 cost?

  • $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $99.98 (new subscribers)

In the US, the UFC 277 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 277 is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 for the UFC 277 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $13.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$88.98, then $13.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

* On Aug. 23, ESPN+’s monthly subscription price will change from $6.99 per month to $9.99 per month. The annual ESPN+ subscription package will change from $69.99 per year to $99.99 per year.

There is no change to the standalone PPV, or to the Disney Bundle.

UFC 277 fight card

main card

  • Julianna Pena (c) vs. Amanda Nunes 2 for the UFC bantamweight title
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France for the interim UFC flyweight title
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich; heavyweights
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez; flyweights
  • Anthony Smith vs. Magomed Ankalaev; light heavyweights


  • Drew Dober vs. Raphael Alves; lightweights
  • Hamdy Abdelwahab vs. Don’Tale Mayes; heavyweights
  • Rafa Garcia vs. Drakkar Klose; lightweights
  • Alex Moron vs. Matthew Semelsberger; Welterweights

Fight Pass preliminary

  • adam fugitt vs. Michael Morales; welterweights
  • Ji Yeon Kim vs. Joselyne Edwards; bantamweights
  • Orion Cosce vs. Mike Mathetha; welterweights
  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Poteria; light heavyweights

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