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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

UFC Fight Night Chicago: TJ Dillashaw Defends Bantamweight Belt

It was no fluke. TJ Dillashaw’s rematch performance against the man he beat for the UFC bantamweight title, Renan Barao, was even better than the first one, as he stopped the Brazilian in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event Saturday at Chicago’s United Center. “I’m really proud of my performance,” Dillashaw said. “I got hit a little more than I wanted...
July 25, 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

‘UFC on FOX: Barao vs. Dillashaw II Complete Betting Odds

TJ Dillashaw (pictured) may have been a huge longshot against then-UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao entering their first tango, but one lopsided TKO finish later and Barao is now the underdog. Dillashaw is pegged as a -230 odds-on favorite to solidify his status as the planet’s top 135-pounder (just don’t let injury prone Dominick Cruz read that). Barao, meanwhile, checks...
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

TJ Dillashaw And Renan Barao Have Something To Prove In UFC on FOX 16 Rematch

It’s the rematch that nobody seems to be talking about. Why? Is it because UFC on FOX 16 is getting lost in the mix since Saturday marks the fifth UFC event in just two weeks? Possibly. But while the card isn’t generating much hoopla, there is plenty on the line in the show’s main event between defending bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao (pictured), the man...
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

UFC Road to the Octagon ‘Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ (full episode)

All roads lead to Chicago where UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillshaw and the man he ripped the title away from, Renan Barao, prepare to do battle once again ahead of their title rematch Saturday night. Before Dillshaw attempts his 2nd title defense, we’ll also be treated to a #1 contender battle between women’s bantamweights Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye. We also get a behind...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC Road To The Octagon: Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ (Video)

The UFC returns to action Saturday for its fifth event in two weeks. “UFC Road To The Octagon: Dillashaw vs. Barao II” debuted Sunday to help promote the octagon’s next show. “UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs. Barao II” showcases the rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former king Renan Barao. A top contender bantamweight tilt between Miesha Tate and Jessica...
July 20, 2015  |  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

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