Taking main event honors in the ‘Lone Star State’ — an undisputed bantamweight title rematch between defending champion, Julianna Peña, and former champion, featherweight titleholder, Amanda Nunes.
Attempting her first title defense since assuming the bantamweight throne, Peña featured against Nunes at UFC 269 back in December of last year, defeating the Brazilian with a second round rear-naked choke — credited with one of the greatest upset wins in the history of the sport.
In the night’s co-headliner, an interim flyweight title in up for grabs between the former undisputed champion, Brandon Moreno, and surging contender, Kai Kara-France — as the duo meet in a title rematch.
In their first Octagon tangle, Moreno managed to defeat City Kickboxing staple, Kara-France with a unanimous decision win at UFC 245 in December 2019.
UFC 277: Peña vs. Nunes 2 – Results
UFC 277 Main Card Results: (PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes def. Julianna Peña via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-43)
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno def. Kai Kara-France via third round (4:34) TKO (body kick and ground strikes)
Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich def. Derrick Lewis via first round (0:55) TKO (strikes)
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja def. Alex Perez via first round (1:31) submission (rear-naked choke)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev def. Anthony Smith via second round (3:09) TKO (ground strikes)
UFC 277 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN/ABC/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Alex Morono def. Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Rafael Alves via third round (1:30) TKP (body punch)
Heavyweight: Hamdy Abdelwahab def. Don’Tale Mayes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose def. Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 277 Early Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN/ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass 6 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Michael Morales def. Adam Fugitt via third round (1:09) TKO (strikes)
Catchweight (137.5lbs): Joselyn Edwards def. Ji Yeon Kim via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ihor Potieria via second round (3:33) TKO (knee strikes and punches)
Catchweight (172.5lbs): Orion Cosce def. Mike Mathetha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)