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31 July, 2022 | 02:16 AM

UFC 277 Live Blog: Nunes, Peña Set for Headline Bout

UFC 277 Live Blog: Nunes, Peña Set for Headline Bout

Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña title UFC 277 in a matchup for the ladies' bantamweight title. Julianna Pena steps on the scale for the stately tip the scales at American Airlines Center for UFC 277.IMAGO/ZUMA Wire Amanda Nunes hopes to recapture her place as the most predominant lady in blended combative techniques. Holding her up is Julianna Peña, who safeguards the bantamweight title against Nunes in the headliner of UFC 277.Peña (11-4) delivered a stunning triumph against Nunes (21-5) last December, outstriking Nunes prior to making her tap out in the subsequent round. It was a predominant exhibition, however probably not going to be rehashed against an eager, solid Nunes. Significantly more than the title is in question here. With a triumph, Peña will achieve a completely new domain of significance. However, the far more brilliant bet is that Nunes wins for the thirteenth time in her beyond fourteen battles, recovering the title in the process.Another title on the line is the break flyweight title, which will be asserted by either Brandon Moreno or Kai Kara-France. This is a rematch from 2019, a session Moreno (19-6-2) won by consistent choice. Kara-France (24-9) has never been exceptional than he is at the ongoing second, yet it will require a huge work to overcome Moreno.A second flyweight session is likewise on the card, setting Alexandre Pantoja in opposition to Alex Perez, a gathering of the No. 4 and negative. 6 flyweights, separately. Perez (24-6) is definitely less demonstrated than Pantoja (24-5), who has presentation wins on The Ultimate Fighter against both Moreno and Kara-France, and he crushed Moreno in 2018. The victor of this session is strategically situated for a shot at the title after it is unified.The 277 card highlights Derrick Lewis in his most memorable battle since getting taken out by Tai Tuivasa in February. Lewis (26-9, 1 NC) needs a success against Sergei Pavlovich to remain in the blend among heavyweight competitors, particularly since he is plotting for a battle against Stipe Miocic. For Pavlovich (15-1), a success this evening will stamp the main triumph of his career.Magomed Ankalaev opens the principal card against Anthony Smith. Regardless of being one next to the other in the rankings — Ankalaev is fourth in the light heavyweight rankings, with Smith at present at fifth — the chances for this battle are very far separated. Ankalaev (17-1) is vigorously preferred to win, in spite of Smith (36-16) having won three straight, including two first-round, Performance of the Night accommodation victories.This is a card with stars and profundity, and it ought to be the feature of the late spring for UFC.More MMA Coverage:Q&A: Julianna Peña Reflects After a Long Journey to Become ChampionSmith Ready to Silence the Naysayers at UFC 277Will Peña Prove Her Upset of Nunes Was No Fluke?Nunes Vows Bantamweight Belt Will Return to Rightful OwnerOliveira Claims Vacant Lightweight Belt Is 'As of now Mine'