The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, Aug. 4 for a championship double-header at UFC 227. Both championship fights feature rematches for the title, but the main event includes plenty of bad blood that adds excitement to the matchup inside of the cage.
In the main event, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw defends his title against arch rival and former teammate Cody Garbrandt, who he knocked out last year at Madison Square Garden to claim the championship. The two previously trained together at Team Alpha Male in California, before Dillashaw left to join Duane Ludwig in Colorado.
The co-main event features the latest title defense from pound-for-pound great Demetrious Johnson, who will defend his flyweight belt against former Olympic medalist Henry Cejudo.
Other bouts on the main card include Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano, J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana, and Kevin Holland vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos. The featured preliminary bout on FX that leads into the pay-per-view will be between Brett Johns and Pedro Munhoz.
UFC 227 takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 227: Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 227: Countdown gives fans a look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to make a world class fighter.
You can check out the full episode of UFC 227: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 227: Countdown: Full Episode
Go inside the lives and training camps of four athletes preparing for UFC 227. Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw defends his title against former champion Cody Garbrandt; plus flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson takes on Henry Cejudo.
UFC 227: Countdown: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
UFC 227: Countdown: Johnson vs. Cejudo 2