TJ Dillashaw: I'm prepared for the worst against Renan Barao

When TJ Dillashaw first met Renan Barao in the ring, one year ago, the American hurt the Brazilian early and dominated him en route to a fifth round TKO. The result, was shocking but the way Dillashaw managed to so completely handle the then-champion was even more so. Heading into his rematch with Barao on July 25, in Chicago, Dillashaw says he is preparing for a fight of a different...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao: My focus is bringing the UFC belt back to Brazil

TJ Dillashaw may have decisively beaten Renan Barao one year ago for the bantamweight world title, but the Brazilian is still unconvinced that the the new champion is worthy. After a year, multiple delayed attempts at a rematch and a good deal of trash talk, Barao says that Dillashaw acts a bit too big for his britches. "TJ Dillashaw has had one defense of the title and he thinks...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 16 Gets 3 Big Fights Including Dillashaw Vs Barao II

Three big fights have been announced for UFC On FOX 16 which takes place in Chicago on July 25th in the shape of TJ Dillashaw Vs Renan Barao II, Anthony Pettis Vs Myles Jury and Miesha Tate Vs Jessica Eye. TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao which will serve as the main event of the evening in a bantamweight title rematch. The two men first fought in May of last year where Dillashaw produced...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

3 crucial fights announced for UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago

3 big fights were announced for UFC on FOX 16 earlier today on FOX Sports 1’s America’s Pregame. The event is scheduled for July 25th and will go down inside of Chicago’s United Center. This announcement comes just days before UFC on FOX 15 takes place in Newark, New Jersey. A rematch for the UFC bantamweight title between the champ, T.J. Dillashaw, and Renan Barao will headline...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

The third time will hopefully be the charm as T.J. Dillashaw looks to put his bantamweight title on the line in a rematch against former champion Renan Barao in the main event at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25. Dillashaw and Barao have been scheduled to meet on two separate occasions in the past year with neither fight actually coming to fruition. Dillashaw beat Barao...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao II Now Takes Places at UFC on FOX 16

TJ Dillashaw (pictured) vs. Renan Barao II: Take Two, but it’s technically the third time the UFC has tried to arrange this rematch. On Tuesday’s episode of Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame,” it was announced Dillashaw will put his bantamweight title on the line against Barao at UFC on FOX 16. The card will take place July 25 inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Broken Rib Forces TJ Dillashaw Out of Renan Barao Rematch At UFC 186

UFC 186 requires a new main event after bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw suffered a broken rib in training that will keep him from his intended title rematch with Renan Barao on April 25th in Montreal, Canada. Dillashaw shocked Barao at UFC 173 in May of last year when he dominated the reigning champ at the time before putting an end to his long unbeaten run by fifth round TKO...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw out of UFC 186 main event with rib injury

The highly anticipated rematch between UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao has been delayed once again. Due to a broken rib suffered in training camp, Dillashaw will be unable to defend his strap against Barao on April 25th, which in turn makes the flyweight title contest between champion Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi. Rampage Jackson’s return to the...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J Dillashaw Breaks Rib, Out UFC 186 Rematch Against Renan Barao

For the second straight time, the rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (pictured) and Renan Barao will have to wait for another day. On Tuesday, the UFC reported Dillashaw has been forced to pull out of the April 25 scrap with a fractured rib. No word on how long Dillashaw will be forced to ride the pine. It is also unknown if Barao will remain on the card against...
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 ‘Dillashaw vs. Barao 2′ video preview, updated fight card

The UFC will return to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time since UFC 158 next month with a PPV that features two world title fights. In the main event of the evening, Renan Barao will look to exact revenge upon the man who ended his 33-fight unbeaten streak when he takes on T.J. Dillashaw in a rematch from last years shocking title fight at UFC 173 that...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw Significant Favorite Over Renan Barao at UFC 186

My, what one upset special can do for your betting line. Renan Barao was a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite when he fell to T.J. Dillshaw at UFC 173. After that shocking lopsided beatdown, the pendulum has now swung in Dillashaw’s favor. Dillashaw is now a -265 favorite to go up 2-0 on Barao, who the UFC had pushed as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game until Dillashaw...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao to Headline UFC 186 in Return to Montreal

(Mandatory Credit: USA Today) In the companies return to Montreal, the UFC announced their updated fight card for the UFC 186: Dillshaw vs. Barao II event to take place at the Bell Centre on Saturday, April 25. Thus far, the card boasts two huge championship bouts which will include a rematch for the aforementioned T.J. Dillashaw (12-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Ca., USA), ....
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw: Barao is too big and slow for bantamweight

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw isn't just confident that he'll beat former title-holder Renan Barao in their rematch at UFC 186, he thinks that the Brazilian isn't fit to even fight at 135 pounds anymore. Dillashaw dominated Barao at UFC 173, and finished him in the fifth round to win the world title. Before they were set to meet in a rushed automatic rematch at UFC 177,...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186: Dillashaw Vs Barao Main Card Revealed

The full main card for UFC 186 has been released by the promotion several months ahead of fight night on April 25th in Montreal, Canada and it’s shaping up to be a star studded show. Headlining the card is a bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao, with Dillashaw having shocked the world last year when he ended the Brazilians long unbeaten run and took the...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 official, 7 new bouts announced for the card

The UFC is returning to Montreal this April with a stacked card for pay-per-view with bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw leading the way as he takes on former 135-pound king Renan Barao in a rematch from their first bout in 2014. UFC officials announced on Saturday that UFC 186 would be headlined by Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 while also confirming a slew of other fights that would help...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao Rematch Headlines UFC 186

Renan Barao will finally get another crack at T.J. Diallashaw (pictured), the man who upset him for his UFC bantamweight title in May – assuming, of course, Barao can make weight this time. On Saturday, it was announced the two will headline UFC 186. The April 25 event goes down inside Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Despite being a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite to blast...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186: Dillashaw vs. Barao II

UFC 186: Dillashaw vs. Barao II When: April 25th, 2015 Where: Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway Quinton Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado Hector Lombard vs. Rory MacDonald Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Dillashaw vs Barao 2, Rampage vs Maldonado possible for UFC 186

As UFC begins to fill up fight cards through March, Ariel Helwani broke two potentially huge fights for April’s UFC 186 card last evening on UFC Tonight. According to Helwani, UFC is looking at booking bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw against former champ Renan Barao for the main event, while Quinton “Rampage” Jackson could return to the Octagon to take on Fabio Maldonado...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Best of 2014: Throw the Damned Towel: Are we Approaching Tragedy in MMA and How Can we Avoid It?

(As part of our year-end review at Undercard Superstar, we’ll be going through the twenty best columns of the year chronologically until the end of the year.  Enjoy reading through 2014 in Undercard Superstar!)   Original Publish Date: June 2 Josh Hall took some issue with the TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao fight and also MMA fights in general.  What’s it going to take before...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Benefits From Latest Slew of UFC Injuries

As unfortunate as it may sound, a winner did emerge Monday after UFC bantamweight contenders Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao announced they had come down with injuries within minutes of each other. With Cruz (#2 ranked bantamweight) and Assuncao (#4) riding the pine for the foreseeable future, Renan Barao (pictured) is now the UFC’s best option as champion TJ Dillashaw...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 58: Lyoto Machida / Renan Barao Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 58 post-fight interviews with the two biggest winners on the card, Lyoto Machida and Renan Barao. — Lyoto Machida: Renan Barao:
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Barao, Machida, Miranda and Silva Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 58

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Renan Barao, Lyoto Machida, Vitor Miranda and Erick Silva each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway.” UFC Fight Night 58 took place inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Performances of the Night: Renan Barao,...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Renan Barao calls out champ after submission win

Renan Barao had one thing to tell the Brazilian crowd and the world after getting back in the win column with a third round submission over Mitch Gagnon - "I want my belt back," the former champ said. Barao lost his world title last May to TJ Dillashaw, and then injured himself while cutting weight before their scheduled rematch in August. "The Baron" got back on track Saturday by...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Submits Mitch Gagnon In 3rd Round At UFC Fight Night 58

Renan Barao was getting the better of Mitch Gagnon in their fight tonight at UFC Fight Night 58, but didn’t dominate his opponent until late in the third round when he stepped up a gear to finish with an arm triangle choke. Round One: Barao with a front kick to the body. Leg kick for Gagnon and a harder one in return from Barao. Left hook from Gagnon. Another leg kick for...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Renan Barao unwilling to address title situation ahead of current fight

Renan Barao would probably rather forget most of 2014 ever happened. The former bantamweight champion started out the year just fine when he dispatched of Urijah Faber for the second time in just over three minutes to retain his title for the third time.  Then came his next defense at UFC 173 when he took on T.J. Dillashaw in a matchup no one really expected to happen. Dillashaw...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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