Archive: renan barao

Aug 30, 2014 9:40 pm

UFC 177 Results: Dillashaw Retains Title, KOs Soto in 5th Round

Joe Soto did do a great job tonight and showed rays of brilliance in his performance, but it was TJ Dillashaw who outworked and outperformed the challenger tonight. Soto landed his fair share of punches throughout the fight but Dillashaw was in another league. For every one shot Soto landed, Dillashaw fired back with three...

Aug 30, 2014 8:52 pm

UFC 177 Results: Ferguson Picks Up Close Decision Win Over Castillo

The split decision was razor close, but it was Ferguson’s offense off his back that swayed the judges decision in his favor tonight. Ferguson spent the majority of the first round peppering Castillo with strikes from a safe distance. He started out by attacking Castillo’s legs, essentially taking the speed away from the Team Alpha...

Aug 30, 2014 8:17 pm

UFC 177 Results: Correia Blasts Through Baszler, Picks Up Easy 2nd Round TKO Win

Bethe Correia’s kickboxing is among the best in the division. She showcased her skills tonight against women’s MMA pioneer Shayna Baszler and finished her in the second round. A product of Josh Barnett’s catch-wrestling training, Baszler was looking to tie Correia up the entire first round a trap her in a submission. She almost did...


Aug 30, 2014 7:54 pm

UFC 177 Results: Ferreira TKOs Overaggressive Nijem in Round 2

We are two fights into this “lackluster” pay-per-view and it’s already worth the $60 price tag. Ramsey Nijem and Diego Ferreira followed up an opener with a high-octane lightweight bout that saw somebody nearly go to sleep. Nijem was aggressive in his approach and he benefited from it in the first round, but paid dearly...

Aug 30, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC 177 Results: Medeiros Lands Rare Reverse Guillotine, Submits Jackson in Round 2

Yancy Medeiros’ submission skills have improved greatly since training at Gracie Academy with the Diaz Brothers. Medeiros was able to lock in a rare reverse guillotine choke to put Damon Jackson away in the second round. Medeiros loosened up and found a nice striking-distance quickly in the first round. He cut off Jackson’s clinch attempts...

Aug 30, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC 177 Results: Brunson Wrestles His Way to Decision Win Against Larkin

Derek Brunson was able to get out of the path of Lorenz Larkin’s fists as he wrestled his way to a unanimous decision victory. Brunson and Larkin closed out the preliminary portion of “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” with a slow-paced middleweight bout. Brunson utilized his elite grappling skills to shut down Larkin’s striking game...

Aug 30, 2014 4:23 pm

“UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” Official Results

“UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” went down tonight from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. In the pay-per-view card’s main event, Champ T.J. Dillashaw made his first title defense against UFC newcomer Joe Soto, and won with a knockout in the fifth round. Soto came in on 24-hours notice, following the withdrawal of Renan Barao. Tonight’s results...

Aug 30, 2014 2:06 pm

UFC Boss: ‘Cancelling this event was never an option’

“[If] We cancel the show, some heavy shit has rained down on us if we cancel the show. First of all, Dillashaw is the only UFC champion out of Sacramento ever. He’s still fighting, he’s fighting in his hometown, he’s fighting a tough guy, a guy he just trained with a few weeks ago.” “I...

Aug 29, 2014 7:06 pm

Dana White Says Barao Will Have To Have Another Fight Before Fighting For The Title

After withdrawing from a rematch against TJ Dillashaw to try and reclaim the bantamweight belt due to passing out while cutting weight, it appears Renan Barao has lost his spot in line for the bantamweight title. Dana White spoke to MMAJunkie about the situation: “This was his shot,” White said. “He was getting his rematch....

Aug 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Pros React To Barao Withdrawing From Dillashaw Rematch

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao was out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw, our inside source informed us that Barao passed out while cutting weight and was unable to fight for his own safety. Stepping in on short notice was Joe Soto, who was scheduled to fight Anthony Birchk on the...

Aug 29, 2014 5:34 pm

UFC 177 Staredown Photos

Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medieros

Aug 29, 2014 5:11 pm

UFC 177 Weigh-In Results, Two Fighters Miss Weight

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto takes place tomorrow night at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento California, and the weigh ins for the event were just held. Below is the complete list of fighter weights for the event. * indicates that the fighter missed weight, and will be given two hours to successfully weigh in....

Aug 29, 2014 4:57 pm

Soto Gets Main Event Title Shot In UFC Debut

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao was forced out of his bout against TJ Dillashaw tomorrow night at UFC 177. An inside source close to Barao told us that the former bantamweight champion passed out while cutting weight and for his own safety wouldn’t fight. Stepping in for him however is a UFC newcomer,...

Aug 29, 2014 4:40 pm

TJ Dillashaw Disses Barao For Pulling Out Of Rematch: “He’s Scared”

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao had withdrawn from his fight with TJ Dillashaw for ‘unknown reasons’, however an inside source close to Barao told us that Barao passed out while making weight, which was why he was forced from the card. As a result, Joe Soto, who was scheduled on the preliminary card,...

Aug 29, 2014 3:22 pm

BREAKING: Barao Passes Out While Cutting Weight, Pulls Out Of UFC 177

We have exclusive insider information from an extremely reliable source on the ground that Renan Barao has passed out while cutting weight for his fight against TJ Dillashaw tomorrow at UFC 177, and as a result has pulled out of the fight. The weigh-ins for the event are scheduled to start in less than an...

Aug 29, 2014 2:49 pm

LIVE STREAM! Watch The UFC 177 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (7PM ET)

The weigh-ins for UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II take place tonight at 7P.M. ET, you can catch the live stream of the event right here on BJPENN.com The ilneup for UFC 177 is as follows: Main Card: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao for bantamweight title Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe...

Aug 29, 2014 10:15 am

Dillashaw Believes Barao Rematch ‘Wasn’t A Smart Move’

TJ Dillashaw is gearing up for a rematch against Renan Barao this Saturday at UFC 177 in his first title defense. Leading up to it he spoke with Ariel Helwani about why it wasn’t a smart idea to take a rematch so soon. “For me yes (it was), for them no I don’t, I don’t...

Aug 28, 2014 5:26 pm

UFC 177 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3

On episode 3 of UFC 177 Embedded, fight week is underway as the stars converge on the host hotel in Sacramento to check in and check weight with UFC officials. Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw meets his twin and feels the pressure of the iron thumb, as former titlist Renan Barao talks hairstyles with Site Coordinator...

Aug 28, 2014 10:10 am

Dillashaw Excited To Silence Doubters This Weekend Against Barao

UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw is ready to silence doubters this weekend when he defends his title against Renan Barao, the former champ.   UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw on how he tops his last performance: “You’ve got to try not to. You can’t put pressure on yourself and try to outdo your last performance. You...

Aug 28, 2014 9:46 am

Stann, Florian And D.C. Breakdown Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

In this weekend’s UFC 177 main event, the world’s top two bantamweights will collide once more for the UFC’s world-title. FOX analysts Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann broke down the highly anticipated rematch and pointed out each guys keys to victory. Check it:   UFC TONIGHT Guest Host Daniel Cormier on TJ Dillashaw’s title fight against...

Aug 28, 2014 5:02 am

T.J. Dillashaw: “I Want To Become A Legend”

“It’s a tough situation. After I beat him on Aug. 30, he’s going to have a long road to try and get back to the title,” Dillashaw said. “I think I’m going to expose him as a fighter in general and other fighters are going to take advantage of that.” “I want to become a...