‘Big’ John McCarthy Draws Referee Assignment for Dillashaw-Barao Rematch at UFC 177

By C.J. Tuttle Aug 28, 2014
John McCarthy will referee the UFC 177 main event. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

UFC 177 will feature the usual suspects when it comes to mixed martial arts events held in California.

John McCarthy will referee Saturday’s night main event between former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and current UFC 135-pound king T.J. Dillashaw in Sacramento, Calif. The three judges assigned to the bout are Derek Cleary, Mike Bell and Wade Vierra.

California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster confirmed the assignments to Sherdog.com on Thursday.

It’s also worth noting that “Big” John’s son, Ron McCarthy, will serve as a judge during the preliminary portion of the card. The event will be the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event Ron has scored.

Below are the refereeing and judging assignments for the entire UFC 177 lineup:

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao: Referee: John McCarthy -- Judges: Derek Cleary, Mike Bell, Wade Vierra

Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo: Referee: Herb Dean -- Judges: Larry Landless, Mike Bell, Derek Cleary

Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia: Referee: John McCarthy -- Judges: Wade Viera, Derek Cleary, Mike Bell

Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira: Referee: Herb Dean -- Judges: Mike Bell, Wade Vierra, Ron McCarthy

Yancy Medeiros vs. Damon Jackson: Referee: John McCarthy -- Judges: Larry Landless, Wade Vierra, Derek Cleary

Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin: Referee: Herb Dean -- Judges: Derek Cleary, Mike Beltran, Mike Bell

Scott Jorgensen vs. Henry Cejudo: Referee: Jason Herzog -- Judges: Ron McCarthy, Mike Bell, Wade Vierra

Anthony Hamilton vs. Ruan Potts: Referee: Steve Davis -- Judges: Brandon Saucedo, Mike Guingona, Ron McCarthy

Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak: Referee: Jason Herzog -- Judges: Ron McCarthy, Brandon Saucedo, Mike Beltran

Cain Carrizosa vs. Chris Wade: Referee: Steve Davis -- Judges: Ron McCarthy, Larry Landless, Mike Guingona


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