Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 5/25/14
Renan Barao was a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite to plaster T.J. Dillashaw (pictured) and retain his bantamweight title at UFC 173. Yeah, about that… Dillashaw took command early and never let his foot off the gas. He floored Barao in the first round with a right hand, but couldn’t finish things off until the fifth stanza. In between those periods, Dillashaw constantly beat Barao to the punch. He kept the Brazilian confused by changing levels and diversifying his striking. Dillashaw ended things with a head kick that left the champ dazed and confused and completed the assault on the ground. “I want to finish every fight. I’m at my best when I’m coming at you, Dillashaw stated. “Barao is the best in the world in my eyes. I’ve been looking up to him. I felt respect in the cage with him. “He’s the best in the world and that’s what brought it out in me. I had to bring my A game to beat the best in the world.” UFC 173 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please cli
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