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UFC Fight Night: Joe Soto Survives One Beat Down By Anthony Birchak But Not the Second

It is kind of rare where a ref deserves a little credit for not stopping a fight, but that is exactly the case with the Joe Soto-Anthony Birchak fight in New Orleans Saturday night. After Soto was floored once and on the receiving end of a beat down by Birchak the ref let the action continue and sure enough Soto gets out of the mess and regains his feet.It didn't take long for him...
Via FatManWriting
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Birchak face plants Joe Soto with crushing first round KO

Anthony Birchak made up for a quick loss in his UFC debut with an equally devastating victory as he put away Joe Soto at just 1:37 in the first round by knockout. Birchak and Soto were supposed to meet last August at UFC 177, but a weight cutting disaster forced Renan Barao to forgo his main event fight against bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw so the promotion needed a replacement...
Via Fox Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Birchak KO’s Joe Soto In First Round At UFC Fight Night 68

Another explosive finish here at UFC Fight Night 68 as Anthony Birchak sends Joe Soto face first to the canvas in the opening round with strikes. Round One: Both fighters throwing fakes to start as they feel each other out. Birchak lands a couple of leg kicks. Punch connects now. Soto misses with a leg kick, but Birchak lands another one of his own. Birchak presses forward...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

‘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...
September 02, 2014  |  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...
August 31, 2014  |  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
August 31, 2014  |  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
August 31, 2014  |  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
August 31, 2014  |  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
August 30, 2014  |  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
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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