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UFC 177 Latest: No title shot for Barao upon return, Dillashaw-Soto odds, Dana tweets CM Punk, and more

No title shot for you! During a pre-fight scrum with media ahead of UFC 177 in Sacramento, UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts on the last minute change to tomorrow nights PPV. Lots of other topics, including Lombard-Woodley, Matt Brown, the infamous GQ piece were all on the table. Give it a look and a listen. Here’s your new event poster for UFC 177 - According to MMAOddsBreaker...
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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 saying he got out of the hot tub feeling dizzy, hit his head against the wall. Barao passed...
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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...
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Breaking: Barao out of UFC 177; Joe Soto to challenge Dillashaw for title

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has been deemed unable to compete tomorrow night at UFC 177 for health reasons. Barao, who was walking at around 153 lbs according to sources just last week, had run into issues cutting weight ahead of his rematch with the man who dethroned him this past May, T.J. Dillashaw. Just one day out from his chance opportunity at reclaiming the...
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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...
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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...
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An in-depth look at Dillashaw versus Barao II

Before UFC 173 we heard plenty of Joe Rogan calling Renan Barao a “Monster,” and how Barao was in the discussion with Jon Jones and Barao’s Nova Uniao teammate Jose Aldo as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. They were valid points. Barao had destroyed most of his opponents, including three straight title defenses via a stoppage with two TKO’s and a submission. Those...
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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...
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UFC 177 Countdown Show

The UFC returns to the pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 177 takes place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. In the main event is a rematch for the UFC bantamweight title as TJ Dillashaw defends against former champion Renan Barao. The co-feature will be a battle of lightweights as Danny Castillo faces off with Tony Ferguson. During the week of pay-per-view...
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Countdown to UFC 177 ‘Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ (full video)

T.J. Dillashaw shocked everyone but himself (and Dwayne Wolff) when he took the title from Renan Barao earlier this year in Vegas. Next Saturday night, they’ll run it back on Dillashaw’s stomping grounds with “The Baron” coming into the cage off a loss for the first time since, well, the 2nd fight of his career all the way back in 2005. This episode of Countdown takes a look...
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