A battle between light heavyweights, Nick Negumereanu and Ihor Potieria, has been added to the stacked UFC 277 card, which is set to take place in Dallas, Texas on July 30th.
Negumereanu (12-1-0) served as the former light heavyweight champion of RXF before making his way to the UFC back in 2019. Despite losing his promotional debut, he has gone on to win three straight. In his last three bouts, he defeated Aleksa Camur, Ike Villanueva, and Kennedy Nzechukwu. At just 27-years-old, Negumereanu holds 10 finishes as a professional with 7 by way of knockout and 3 by way of submission.
His opponent, Potieria, holds a record of 20-2-0 with 16 finishes. Making his promotional debut at UFC 277, he made his way to the UFC off of the 2021 season of Dana White Contender Series where he defeated Lukasz Sudolski via first-round TKO.
That escalated quickly 😳
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 29, 2021
With the addition of Negumereanu vs. Potrieria, UFC 277 now has 11 bouts scheduled.
UFC 277 updated card:
Julianna Pena (C) vs. Amanda Nunes – 135 lbs (bantamweight championship bout)
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France – 125 lbs (flyweight interim title bout)
Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich – 265 lbs
Drew Dober vs. Ragael Alves – 155 lbs
Magomed Ankalaev vs, Anthony Smith – 205 lbs
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold – 185 lbs
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mariya Agapova – 125 lbs
Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales – 170 lbs
Drakkar Klose vs. Diego Ferreira – 155 lbs
Justin Tafa vs. Don’Tale Mayes – 265 lbs
Nick Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potrieria – 205 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.