Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will give a pair of heavyweights a second chance to make a first impression, as Ruan Potts collides with Anthony Hamilton at the UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC announced the booking on Saturday.
Potts (8-2) made his Octagon debut against Soa Palelei last May in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, "Fangzz" was pounded out in the opening frame, marking the first time the South African phenom (and former dentist) was finished in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
Speaking of which...
Hamilton (12-3) sailed into UFC on the strength of a six-fight winning streak and plenty of hype, but the 34-year-old "Freight Train" was derailed by Alexey Oleinik at the UFC Fight Night 44 event last month in Texas, tapping to a neck crank in the first round.
These men could be fighting for their jobs in "The Golden State."
UFC 177 will be headlined by the bantamweight championship rematch pitting reigning division kingpin, TJ Dillashaw, against Brazilian nemesis and ex-titleholder Renan Barao. Elsewhere on the card, Derek Brunson and Lorenz Larkin hook 'em up in a battle of Strikeforce veterans, while Danny Castillo and Anthony Ferguson butt heads in lightweight action.
For the current UFC 177 fight card and line up click here.