The UFC have released the latest set of 'Countdown to' videos for the UFC 177, perhaps the most advertising we'll see for the event.
Despite being headlined by a rematch of one of the year's biggest upsets, the card was gutted by the removal of the UFC Flyweight title fight between Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson and Chris Cariaso to headline UFC 178.
That decision was made after Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier was scrapped due to Jones' ankle injury and left the 177 card without much of a main card and fans are likely to pass on it.
Before TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao step into the cage, there will be three lightweight fights and one women's bantamweight fight and only the latter will have a ranked fighter in it - as #10 ranked Bethe Correia looks to knock another member of 'The Four Horsewomen'.
'Countdown to' Dillashaw-Barao II
Dillashaw pulled off one the biggest upsets in recent years when he knocked out Barao in the fifth round of their UFC 173 clash - ending the Brazilian's 33 fight unbeaten streak.
After rocking Barao in the first round, Dillashaw coasted to victory and Barao later admitted that he'd 'woken up' in the locker room.
Whether it was a master plan put into action or a lucky punch in the first deciding the fight will be found out in the rematch, which does promise to be a thriller if Barao or Dillashaw can avoid the early big blows.
If Dillashaw beats Barao then'll further ascend the pound-for-pound rankings and establish himself as the best at the weight, while Barao will be looking to get back the title and stature he lost back in May.
'Countdown to' Castillo vs. Ferguson
The PPV's co-main event will be Danny Castillo taking on Tony Ferguson, a match that was moved to the PPV after the cancellation of UFC 176, where it was unlikely to even be on the main card.
Now, they're in the primetime and good performance for either fighter will do wonders for their career, possibly boosting them onto the main event card of their next fight - if not being the final preliminary fight.
The two are unlikely to jump into the top 15 of the lightweight rankings with a win, which is undergoing a boom period with title challengers, but it could also get them a fight with one too.
Buy or No Buy?
Unfortunately for Dillashaw and Barao this card will get a no buy vote. It is likely to do some of the lowest numbers in UFC history, let alone just from this year, due to the utter lack of main card - despite a boost from the cancellation of UFC 176.
The UFC couldn't afford to cancel two cards back-to-back but it probably should've been called off as well as soon as 'Mighty Mouse' was removed, as at least then it had two title fights and some appeal.
Record it if needs be just in case - but don't get your hopes up. This card is going to feel a lot longer than the three hour run time.
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