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UFC on FOX 16 Highlights: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao II

In the main event of UFC on FOX 16 last night in Chicago, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw proved to us that his first win over Renan Barao, one of the biggest upsets in MMA history at the time, was no fluke. Under the tutelage of striking coach Duane Ludwig, Dillashaw has all of a sudden become one of the most dangerous lighterweight fighters in the game. His movement,...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw TKO’s Renan Barao Again At UFC On FOX 16

Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw showed off another vintage striking display tonight at UFC On FOX 16 to defeat Renan Barao in their long awaited rematch. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway with a touch of the gloves. Barao with a body kick. Another one from Barao. Front kick now. Barao tries to flurry and Dillashaw moves away. Dillashaw with lots of movement...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Renan Barao’s Journey To Bring UFC Belt Back To Brazil

To win a world championship in mixed martial arts like Renan Barao has, to go unbeaten in 35 fights for nine years, it takes more than talent, more than an ability to focus on fight night. For the man challenging TJ Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title on Saturday in Chicago, perhaps the most important part of his success is being able to be a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts, to separate...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Barao vs. Dillashaw II’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Renan Barao (pictured) has been chomping at the bit to get a do-over against TJ Dillashaw, the man who easily knocked him off the UFC bantamweight throne just 14 months ago. Unfortunately for Barao, the Gambling Gods don’t believe much will change in their rematch. Dillashaw is a solid -240 odds-on favorite to retain his title and solidify himself as the the world’s top 135...
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Renan Barao’s octagon return date and opponent have been set

After being removed from his bantamweight title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 due to severe weight cutting issues weigh-in day, former bantamweight champion Renan Barao lost his shot at reclaiming the gold Dillashaw had ripped from him early on in the year. Barao’s first step at getting back into the mix will come at the final UFC event of the year, UFC Fight Night 58...
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October 15, 2014  |  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...
August 29, 2014  |  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...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Stuns Renan Barao to Win Title at UFC 173 (Video Highlights)

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...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dillashaw batters Barao to become new champion

A new star was crowned in Vegas tonight, and his name is T.J. Dillshaw. To say Dillashaw was coming into this fight with the odds stacked against him would be an understatement. At one point he was listed as a +800 underdog against UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, and rightfully so. Barao came into this fight with a 33-fight unbeaten streak dating back to 2005. Dillshaw didn’t...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Highlights UFC 173 Bonuses

TJ Dillashaw shocked the world and defeated Renan Barao to win the UFC bantamweight championship. Dillashaw controlled the fight start to finish until stopping Barao at 2:26 of round five. During tonight’s UFC 173 post-fight press conference, president Dana White announced fight night bonuses for the evening. Dillashaw won two bonuses, winning “Performance of the Night” and...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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