- Remember when most felt Renan Barao was unstoppable and T.J. Dillashaw would just be another victim left in his wake? Well, Dillashaw now holds the UFC bantamweight title and will enter UFC 177 as the champion against Barao.
The two square off August 30 from Las Vegas on a night that will also see flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defend his title against Chris Cariao. You can see a video preview for the show in the player above.
- Conor McGregor's next fight will take place in Las Vegas, as the Irish fighter meets Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 in September. Officials announced the bout after both men agreed to meet earlier this month. The event features Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson.
McGregor (15-2) has won all three of his Octagon bouts, including a recent first round victory over Diego Brandao. Poirier (16-3) has won three straight and is 8-2 with the UFC overall.
- The UFC has released the latest rankings for each division following two events last week. There was little change among the Top-15, though Conor McGregor did move up two spots at featherweight and into the Top-10. McGregor finished Diego Brandao in Ireland over the weekend.
The rankings, which you can view here, will be updated once again next week following Saturday's UFC on FOX 12 card.