Archive: TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao

Sep 2, 2014 2:27 pm

Salary Report: Dillashaw Banks $100K For Soto KO

UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw topped last weekend’s UFC 177 disclosed fighter payroll with $100,000.00. The pay-per-view event took place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The California State Athletic Commission released the UFC payroll, which totalled $420,000.00. The full list of salaries is as follows: T.J. Dillashaw: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def....

Sep 2, 2014 9:43 am

Rousey Demands Bout With Horsewoman Killer

Following Saturday’s beatdown of Shayna Baszler, Bethe Correia has earned herself another rival, Ronda Rousey. Following the UFC 177 mauling, Rousey campaigned Dana White for the fight: “As soon as (Correia) started talking, she texted me and said, ‘I want that fight. I want it now. I want it before someone else beats her'”, White said...

Aug 31, 2014 12:22 am

REPLAY! T.J. Dillashaw K.O.’s Soto In The Fifth

If you missed tonight’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” event, here’s some highlights from the evening’s featured bout between bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto.

Aug 31, 2014 12:04 am

Renan Barao Explains UFC 177 Withdrawal

Renan Barao reveals why he missed UFC 177 and more. “I was dehydrating in the bathtub, I fainted, I hit my head, I was taken to the hospital. I don’t remember anything that happened before or after, I just remember being waken up in the hospital. I was fine, my weight was around what I...

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 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 26, 2014 7:00 am

UFC 177 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

On episode #1 of UFC 177 Embedded, new bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw and former belt-holder Renan Barao prepare in dramatically different ways for their highly-anticipated title rematch. Dillashaw’s fight week begins with news of a major shakeup, as Northern California endures its strongest earthquake in 25 years, centered just an hour away from his Sacramento...

Jul 20, 2014 7:40 pm

‘UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ Poster First-Look!

This August, from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, two bantamweight fighters will collide for UFC gold. Current champion T.J. Dillashaw will look to repeat his prior performance over Renan Barao, when he took the Brazilian’s title last May. For Barao, it’s all about redemption and regaining his world title.