UFC 277 play-by-play and live results

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DALLAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 277 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).

UFC 277 takes place Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC/ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña (11-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) puts her title on the line for the first time when she takes on the woman she took the belt from, Amanda Nunes (21-5 MMA, 14-2 UFC) – who still holds the women’s featherweight title. In the co-feature, with champion Deiveson Figueiredo on the shelf, former flyweight titleholder Brandon Moreno (19-6-2 MMA, 7-3-2 UFC) will meet Kai Kara-France (24-9 MMA, 7-2 UFC) for the interim 125-pound belt. Moreno beat Kara-France in December 2019 with a unanimous decision at UFC 245.

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 6 p.m. ET for the early prelims on ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET for the prelims on ABC/ESPN and 10 p.m. ET for the main card on pay-per-view.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC 277 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter Matthew Wells (@MrMWells ) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

Orion Cosce vs. Blood Diamond

Round 1 – They trade leg kicks. Cosce closes the distance and presses Diamond against the cage a minute in. With his back against the fence, Diamond is doing a good job at landing knees. After swapping positions against the fence, Cosce hits a judo throw and lands on Diamond’s side control. Cosce is having good control, but little attakc. Diamond was able to get back to his feet, but got slammed right back to the canvas. Diamond gets up once again, and this time he’s able to break away from Cosce’s lock. Diamond lands a good kick to the head in the final seconds of the round.

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Records: Orion Cosce (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Blood Diamond (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Jacob Montalvo
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Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria

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Records: Nicolae Negumereanu (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Ihor Potieria (20-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
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Joselyne Edwards vs. Ji Yeon Kim

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Records: Joselyne Edwards (11-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Ji Yeon Kim (9-5-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
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Adam Fugitt vs. Michael Morales

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Records: Adam Fugitt (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Michael Morales (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Rafa Garcia vs. Drakkar Klose

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Records: Rafa Garcia (14-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Drakkar Klose (12-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
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Hamdy Abdelwahab vs. Don'Tale Mayes

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Records: Hamdy Abdelwahab (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Don’Tale Mayes (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
Division: Heavyweight
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Rafael Alves vs. Drew Dober

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Records: Rafael Alves (20-10 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Drew Dober (24-11 MMA, 10-7 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
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Alex Morono vs. Matthew Semelsberger

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Records: Alex Morono (21-7 MMA, 10-4 UFC), Matthew Semelsberger (10-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith

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Records: Magomed Ankalaev (17-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC), Anthony Smith (36-16 MMA, 11-6 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez

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Records: Alexandre Pantoja (24-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC), Alex Perez (24-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC)
Division: Flyweight
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Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich

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Records: Derrick Lewis (26-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC), Sergei Pavlovich (15-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
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Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France

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Records: Brandon Moreno (19-6-2 MMA, 7-3-2 UFC), Kai Kara-France (24-9 MMA, 7-2 UFC)
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Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes

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Records: Julianna Peña (11-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC), Amanda Nunes (21-5 MMA, 14-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
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