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Demetrious Johnson, of the United States, ducks from a punch by Ali Bagautinov, of Russia, during the flyweight bout at UFC 174 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, June, 14, 2014.

Demetrious Johnson will defend flyweight title on UFC 177 at Sleep Train Arena

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Demetrious Johnson will defend his UFC flyweight title against Chris Cariaso as the co-main event of UFC 177 on Aug. 30 at Sleep Train Arena.

In the main event, TJ Dillashaw (11-2) of Angels Camp will defend his bantamweight title against Renan Barao (34-2), the fighter he beat to win the title on May 24 in Las Vegas.

This will be the fifth defense for Johnson (20-2-1), who has held the flyweight title since Sept. 22, 2012. Cariaso (17-5) has won his last three bouts.

Tickets for UFC 177 will be on sale starting Friday at ticketmaster.com.

Bee sports staff



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