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‘UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” event. As expected, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (pictured) was the night’s highest earner. Dillahsaw walked away with $100,000, with half of his paycheck coming via win bonus, for knocking out last-second substitute...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw KOs Joe Soto at UFC 177 (Video Highlights)

TJ Dillashaw (pictured) took the scenic route in beating Joe Soto at UFC 177, but the bantamweight champion ultimately got to the winners circle, nonetheless. Dillashaw was a whopping 11-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title after Renan Barao withdrew from their rematch at the last second after passing out while trying to cut weight. Soto put on a commendable performance given the...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw finishes Joe Soto with fifth round head kick KO

T.J. Dillashaw walked into the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento in a lose-lose situation after his original opponent, Renan Barao, fell out of their main event bout just 24-hours out from the show and he was replaced by newcomer Joe Soto in his Octagon debut. Dillashaw was the favorite to beat Barao for a second time, but facing a UFC rookie like Soto, the expectations were even higher...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

GIFS of Doom: Dillashaw merks Soto in Sactown

After all of the media backlash and drama, Dillashaw versus Soto proved to be a pay-per-view main event worthy of being, well, a pay-per-view main event. A title was on the line. The challenger only had 24 hours notice. The champion was coming off the greatest performance in MMA this year. And the list goes on. When it came to the actual fight itself, Dillashaw knew that head kick...
Via hov-mma
16 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw KO’s Joe Soto With Kick To Head at UFC 177 (GIF)

At 2:20 of the fifth round at UFC 177, defending Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, knocked out Joe Soto with a huge head kick. Soto took the fight on short notice when Renan Barao couldn’t make weight. While Barao was trying to cut weight, he passed out and then eventually needed to be rushed to the hospital. Soto, making his UFC debut, fought extremely competitively into the...
Via Total Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Knocks OUt Joe Soto In Fifth Round At UFC 177

TJ Dillashaw got off to a slow start by his standards tonight in the main event of UFC 177 against late replacement Joe Soto, but he soon found his rhythm and produced a tremendous volume of strikes as the rounds progressed before putting a bow on his performance with a fifth round head kick knockout. Round One: Dillashaw darting in and out to start the main event. He misses with...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fallout Of Renan Barao Dropping Out Of UFC 177

On Friday night, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 main event fight against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto is stepping in to face Dillashaw. Steve talks with Beyond The Cage podcast host Dave Sadler on the topic. The guys discuss if Barao should get the next bantamweight title shot, what...
Via Between The Ropes
17 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto’ Complete Betting Odds

Just when you thought UFC 177 couldn’t get any worse, Renan Barao has to pass out backstage before Friday’s weigh-ins… Now that the rematch the UFC has been trying so desperately to sell us on for the past three months has fallen out, let’s take a look at how Barao’s substitute fares against champion TJ Dillashaw. Not too well, from a gambling standpoint… Dillashaw is...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

TVP: Joe Soto chokes out the competition

Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t. Following one of the worst attempts at weight cutting of all-time, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was taken to a hospital after fainting just before scale tipping time in Sacramento this evening. Former Bellator featherweight champion and Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion Joe Soto will fill in for Barao on one days...
Via hov-mma
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Out Of UFC 177 Main Event, Former Bellator Champion Steps In

Former UFC bantamaweight champion Renan Barao was forced from Saturday nights UFC 177 main event fight against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Soto steps into the spot. Barao’s fight team, Nova Uniao released a statement to saying he got out of the hot tub feeling dizzy, hit his head against the wall. Barao passed...
Via Between The Ropes
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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