Who doesn't love free fights!? Well, the UFC probably doesn't love this one. As Bellator has taken a chance to pour salt in the wounds of the UFC's misfortune by posting a free "full fight" of Joe Warren's knockout win over Joe Soto on the same day that Soto is set to take on T.J. Dillashaw in a short notice title fight. For those that don't already know, and I can't imagine there are many of you, Renan Barao was pulled from his title fight rematch against champion T.J. Dillashaw yesterday, at the weigh-ins after he was forced to go to the hospital while trying to cut weight. As the only other bantamweight fight on the card, Joe Soto was pulled from his matchup with Anthony Birchak to be a last minute fill in. The fight will be Soto's UFC debut. No time like the present, to remind fans of Soto's Bellator low-light, when he lost his featherweight title to Joe Warren by second round KO.
The UFC 177 prelims start on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm Eastern, 5 Pacific. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more news, updates, and play by play as the event gets underway.