DALLAS – The UFC 277 ceremonial weigh-ins took place Friday at American Airlines Center, and MMA Junkie was on the scene for the festivities.
The event airs Saturday on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC/ESPN and ESPN+. All 26 fighters on the 13-bout card hit the stage to various reactions from the Texas crowd in attendance.
Both championship fights set for the top of the card squared off, and so did the remaining competitors, including a heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis (26-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC) and Sergei Pavlovich (15-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), a potential flyweight No. 1 contender bout between Alexandre Pantoja (24-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Alex Perez (24-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC), and a key light heavyweight matchup of Magomed Ankalaev (17-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Smith (36-16 MMA, 11-6 UFC).
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UFC 277 faceoff video: Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France intense final staredown
The staredowns were intense, yet respectful, and you can watch the video of the three non-title faceoffs above.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 277.