Archive: T.J. Dillashaw

Mar 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Dana White: Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch To Be Booked Soon

April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal took a huge hit earlier this week when news broke that current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury which would force him out of his scheduled main event rematch with former title holder Renan Barao. UFC President Dana White touched on Dillashaw’s injury during a...

Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Champ T.J. Dillashaw: “I wanna fight Aldo so bad”

“I wanna fight Aldo so bad, dude. I will beat Aldo. I wanna fight him. I respect him, he’s an awesome fighter.” … “I hope Cub Swanson wins. I like Frankie Edgar as a fighter, but Cub Swanson is a super cool dude and his stand-up gotten so much better. We have already seen Frankie...

Oct 16, 2014 12:58 pm

Renan Barao returns against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao (32-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he meets Mitch Gagnon (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 58” in Brazil. Renan Barao will return to the octagon for the first time since losing his strap to T.J. Dillashaw at May’s UFC 173...

Oct 2, 2014 12:40 pm

Ouch! UFC 177 PPV buys estimated at 125,000

It appears that the UFC can bank on 125,000 buys no matter how bad of a pay-per-view fight card they put together. August’s UFC 177 event in Sacramento was an absolute disaster from a promotional standpoint, but was still able to generate the aforementioned 125,000 PPV buys according to estimates. The event was originally scheduled...

Jul 14, 2014 7:44 am

Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Set For UFC 177

A lightweight fight between Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira has been announced for UFC 177, which will take place next month in Sacramento, California. Nijem, who made it to the finals on TUF season 13, has won five of seven fights since losing at the finale to Tony Ferguson. Nijem is riding a two...

Jun 23, 2014 4:01 pm

T.J. Dillashaw Ties The Knot With Fiance

UFC Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw tied the knot with fiance Rebecca Reynoso this past weekend, and fellow Team Alpha Male teammate Joseph Benavidez captured the event via Twitter. Check out the wedding photos below. Mr. and Mrs. Bantamweight champion of the world Dillashaw! @TJDillashaw @rebecca_reynoso #DillashawWedding pic.twitter.com/OD0GUFVYiz — Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) June 22, 2014 Best...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 26, 2014 10:59 am

Barao teammate blames loss on UFC fight schedule

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was gracious in defeat this past Saturday night, stating the following after his loss to T.J. Dillashaw:  “It was a really tough fight,” said Barao in cage. “I congratulate him, it was his fight tonight. But I’m coming back.” The same unfortunately cannot be said for Nova Uniao 2nd...

May 26, 2014 10:31 am

Coach Pedereiras: Let’s see if these guys are man enough to fight Barao in his house

T.J. Dillashaw put on the performance of a lifetime Saturday night in the main event of UFC 173, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout. Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras appeared on the Brazilian radio show “No Mundo da Luta,” where he campaigned for an immediate rematch at UFC 179, at Maracanazinho...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Mar 28, 2014 7:51 am

Renan Barao Set to Face T.J. Dillashaw for UFC 173 Main Event

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao is set to headline UFC 173 on May 24, filling in the gap left after UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman sustained a knee injury and was forced out of his bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. According to USA Today, UFC President Dana White announced...

Feb 26, 2014 6:52 pm

T.J. Dillashaw And Takeya Mizugaki Set To Square Off At UFC 173

UFC’s Memorial Day show has had another match-up added to it’s lineup. Bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw and Takeya Mizugaki will meet inside of the Octagon this May at the aforementioned UFC 173, which will be headlined by Vitor Belfort taking on Chris Weidman for his middleweight championship. The bout was announced this afternoon. Dillashaw last saw...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Nov 26, 2013 11:52 am

Romero vs Brunson and Pichel vs Whiteley added to UFC Fight Night 35

UFC Officials recently informed fight fans that Middleweights Yoel Romero (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. DerekBrunson (11-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC, pictured) and lightweights Vinc Pichel (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Garett Whiteley (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have been added to UFC Fight Night 35’s already stacked card. UFC Fight Night 35 takes place Jan. 15 at Arena at...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury. The “TUF 14”...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior to the fight...