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A Look at T.J. Dillashaw’s Strange First Title Defense

It was getting annoying as the UFC hype machine talked up Joe Soto. We were reminded over and over that he was a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. That made him a dangerous grappler for TJ Dillashaw to face. Despite the fact that Renan Barao is a black belt himself and is actually a better MMA wrestler than Soto. It would have been nice if they had pointed out that Soto’s movement would...
Via Fight Booth
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Renan Barao Talk To Joe Rogan About Pulling Out Of UFC 177

During last night’s UFC 177 broadcast color commentator Joe Rogan headed backstage to interview former bantamweight champion Renan Barao about the circumstances surrounding him pulling out of the main event with TJ Dillashaw on the day of the weigh-ins. Rogan grilled Barao hard about the situation, but Barao was adamant that his weight cut was going fine until the moment he suddenly...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Results: TJ Dillashaw Stops Joe Soto In Better Than Expected Main Event To Retain Bantamweight Title

It was a whirlwind 24 plus hours for UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. The champion showed what a true champion is made of. In Saturday night’s UFC 177 main event, Dillashaw retained the bantamweight championship by defeating Joe Soto by knockout 2:20 into the fifth and final round. People didn’t think Soto would make it a fight, but he proved his mettle at the outset...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Withdraws From Tonight’s UFC 177 Main Event

Renan Barao (32-2) had to withdraw from tonight’s UFC 177 main event after experiencing medical issues while cutting weight Friday. The former Bantamweight champion was schedule to face T.J. Dillashaw (10-2) in a rematch for the UFC title. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that the fighter grew ill during his cut and had to be taken to the hospital, after which we was ruled physically...
Via Ring Kings
2 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
2 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 MMAFighting.com saying he got out of the hot tub feeling dizzy, hit his head against the wall. Barao passed...
Via Between The Ropes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao out of UFC 177 after passing out

And here we thought Henry Cejudo’s last-second scratch from UFC 177 would be the only major news coming out of Sacramento today. Just minutes before tipping the scale for his rematch against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, Renan Barao (pictured) was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s fight after passing out while cutting weight. Joe Soto, who was slated to meet Anthony Birchak...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Passes Out Trying to Cut Weight Won’t Fight at UFC 177

Renan Barao has been forced out of his scheduled title fight with T.J. Dillashaw for “health and safety reasons”. Barao was scheduled for a rematch with T.J. Dillashaw tomorrow night at UFC 177. BREAKING: Renan Barão is out of UFC 177 fight with T.J. Dillashaw tomorrow night for "health and safety" reasons. (via @bokamotoESPN) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Does TJ Dillashaw have what it takes to hold onto the belt?

TJ Dillashaw holding up the Bantamweight championship belt after earning it in a fifth round TKO victory over Renan Barao. This Saturday, August 30, 2014, TJ Dillashaw is set to do battle, in a rematch with Renan Barao for the bantamweight title at UFC 177 in Sacramento, CA. This fight will be Dillashaw’s first defense of the title he stripped from Barao only a few months earlier...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Renan Barao Will Fail To Reclaim The Title At UFC 177

This Saturday night (August 30, 2014) UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will take on Renan Barao in the main event of UC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Dillashaw ripped the belt from formerly dominant champion Barao in the main event of May 24’s UFC 173, and it wasn’t even a close fight. Barao was thought to be challenging for the top spot on...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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