Entertainment UFC 277 live stream: how to watch Peña vs Nunes 2 and main card online and on TV tonight
UFC 277 live stream: how to watch Peña vs Nunes 2 and main card online and on TV tonight
From the moment that Julianna Peña forced her to tap out in December, Amanda Nunes has insisted that she was badly hampered by a knee injury and shouldn’t have fought in the first place. The time has now come for the Brazilian to put her money where her mouth is, and take back the bantamweight title. Peña, meanwhile, is out to prove that one of the biggest shocks in UFC history was no fluke. Read on to discover how to watch a UFC 277 live stream, online and on TV, and watch Peña vs Nunes 2 plus the rest of the card.
Peña vs Nunes 2 live stream and time
As if losing her belt wasn’t painful enough, Nunes has also had to put up with more than seven months of near-constant mockery from the fighter who took it from her.
The Brazilian may be one of the greatest to have ever stepped into the Octagon, but jibes about Covid, knee injuries and even that postponed fight with Valentina Shevchenko five years ago have succeeded in casting her in an awfully unflattering light, and there’s only one way she can change the narrative.
The co-main event sees Kai Kara-France go toe-to-toe with recently deposed flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, in the biggest fight of the New Zealander’s career. Moreno, who lost the flyweight title to Deiveson Figueiredo in January, is locked at 1-1-1 with the Brazilian, but has opted to grant rising star Kara-France a rematch while Figueiredo recovers from a hand injury.
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When is Peña vs Nunes 2? UFC 277 time and schedule
Pena vs Nunes 2 takes place at UFC 277, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 30. The UFC 277 early prelim card begins at 6pm ET / 3pm PT / 11pm BST / 8am AEST, with the prelims then kicking off at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 1am BST / 10am AEST.
The UFC 277 main card is slated to start at 10pm ET / 7pm PT / 3am BST (Sun) / 12pm AEST (Sun) – with Pena and Nunes expected to enter the Octagon no earlier than 12am ET / 9pm PT / 5am BST (Sun) / 2pm AEST (Sun).
Who is Julianna Peña?
Known as “The Venezuelan Vixen”, Julianna Peña (12-4) beat Shayna Baszler, Sarah Moras and Jessica Rakoczy en route to becoming the first woman to win The Ultimate Fighter in 2013. Since then, however, the American has had to settle for a supporting role.
That all changed on December 11, 2021, when she pulled off one of the great shocks by beating then-bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pena, who has won the majority of her bouts by submission, forced her opponent to tap out during the second round with a rear-naked choke, sending shockwaves through the sport. However, there’s an overwhelming sense that the sensational result might have been a one-off, and it’s up to pena to prove her detractors wrong.
Who is Amanda Nunes?
One of the most dominant figures in UFC history, Amanda Nunes (21-5) held the bantamweight title from July 2016 to December 2021, successfully defending it five times in the process.
Doubly impressive is that much of her reign overlapped with her ascent to supremacy in the featherweight division, which she climed to the top of in December 2018. That belt still belongs to her.
Over the years “The Lioness” has built up a reputation as one of the most fearsome knockout specialists the Octagon has ever seen, but she invited ridicule for when she claimed that a knee injury and the after-effects of Covid were the main factors behind her defeat to Pena.
It’s time for her to prove it.
Peña vs Nunes 2 odds: who is favorite to win?
Peña was a massive outsider when these two met back in December, and despite pulling off the improbable, it seems the bookies still need some convincing. Nunes is once again being seen as the overwhelming favorite at UFC 277.
Peña vs Nunes 2: recent results
Neither Peña nor Nunes have entered the Octagon since their bout in December last year, with both of them instead opting to give this rematch their sole focus.
Before that fateful day, Peña’s previous result was a third-round victory over Sara McMann by rear-naked choke submission in January 2021.
Nunes’ previous two fights, meanwhile, were in the featherweight division, her latest being a first-round victory over Megan Anderson by reverse triangle armbar in March 2021. Her previous bantamweight fight was against Germaine de Randamie in December 2019, which she won by unanimous decision.
Peña vs Nunes 2 preview and predictions
If Nunes is at her best, there’s no question who should win this fight. However, that “if” is a big one.
The Brazilian has admitted that she had an eye on retirement when they last met, and though she claims that the defeat reignited the fire in her belly, there’s only one way to prove that she’s still got it.
The choke has become something of a specialty for Peña, and the longer the fight goes on for and the heavier Nunes’ legs get, the more dangerous Pena will become.
UFC 277 full card and highlights
Beyond the headline act, the full line up for UFC 277 boasts plenty of top-drawer MMA action for you to enjoy with this UFC live stream.
The co-main event sees former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno take on Kai Kara-France in another rematch, this time for the interim UFC flyweight title.
The stacked bill also includes a match up between heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Sergei Pavlovich, with the knockout king looking to return to winning ways in his home state.
Full UFC 277 card for Saturday, July 30
Julianna Peña vs Amanda Nunes – Women’s Bantamweight title fight
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France – Flyweight
Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich – Heavyweight
Alexandre Pantoja vs Alex Perez – Flyweight
Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith – Light Heavyweight
Alex Morono vs Matthew Semelsberger – Welterweight
Drew Dober vs Rafael Alves – Lightweight
Don’Tale Mayes vs Hamdy Abdelwahab – Heavyweight
Drakkar Klose vs Rafa Garcia – Lightweight
Michael Morales vs Adam Fugitt – Welterweight
Joselyne Edwards vs Ji Yeon Kim – Women’s Bantamweight
Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieri – Light Heavyweight
Orion Cosce vs Mike Diamond – Welterweight