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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,...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 186 Gets Dillashaw/Barao 2, Rampage & Bisping

UFC 186 adds three additional bouts to the event. Current UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw (11-2, pictured right) will seek his second title defence against the man he beat to claim it as he faces off against former Champion Renan Barao (33-2 (1nc), pictured left) in the main event of UFC 186. Dillashaw logged his […]
Via MMAInsider
10 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Fight Hub TV
12 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 21, 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...
Via Fight Booth
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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