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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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...
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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...
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August 31, 2014  |  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...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Training partners 6 weeks ago, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto now fight for the gold

Joe Soto woke up on Friday morning with the rigors of weight cutting on his mind, but a general excitement about finally making his UFC debut after 17 professional fights.  Meanwhile, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was putting the final touches on his own weight before stepping on the scale to defend his title for the first time against the man he beat to win the belt...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Barao out of UFC 177; Joe Soto to challenge Dillashaw for title

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has been deemed unable to compete tomorrow night at UFC 177 for health reasons. Barao, who was walking at around 153 lbs according to sources just last week, had run into issues cutting weight ahead of his rematch with the man who dethroned him this past May, T.J. Dillashaw. Just one day out from his chance opportunity at reclaiming the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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