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TJ Dillashaw Upsets Renan Barao To Win Bantamweight Title At UFC 173

Andrew Ravens

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Everyone thought that he could not do it, but hey, nothing last forever, T.J. Dillashaw walked in as a challenger and now walks out as a champion. He hurt Barao in the first round, he hurt him in the following rounds and finished him in the final rounds. T.J. Dillashaw broke the 34 fight winning streak that Barao had leading up to this fight and is now a champion. Dillashaw with more jabs, Dillashaw with a head kick that hurts Barao and he finishes Barao on the ground. Congrats.

TJ Dillashaw (9-2) has three knockouts, three submissions and three decision victories in his MMA career while only being knocked out once. He made his UFC debut against John Dodson which he lost via via TKO at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011. He then won four straight fights against Walel Watson via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on Feb / 15 / 2012, Vaughan Lee via neck crank submission at UFC on Fuel TV 4 – Munoz vs. Weidman on Jul / 11 / 2012. He then beat Issei Tamura via KO at UFC 158 – St. Pierre vs. Diaz on Mar / 16 / 2013 and then Hugo Viana via TKO at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He lost to Raphael Assuncao via split decision at UFC Fight Night – Maia vs. Shields on Oct / 09 / 2013 to snap his four fight winning streak. In his last fight he beat Mike Easton via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Rockhold vs. Philippou on Jan / 15 / 2014.

Renan Barao 32-1 MMA record, he has 8 knockouts, 14 submissions and 10 decision victories in his MMA career coming into this fight. Barao is arguably the greatest fighter in MMA right now as he has won 32 straight fights. He made his UFC debut against Cole Escovedo which he won via unanimous decision at UFC 130 – Rampage vs. Hamill on May / 28 / 2011. He beat Brad Pickett via rear naked choke at UFC 138 – Leben vs. Munoz on Nov / 05 / 2011, Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision at UFC 143 – Diaz vs. Condit on Feb / 04 / 2012. Then finished off 2012 with a win over Urijah Faber via unanimous decision at UFC 149 – Faber vs. Barao on Jul / 21 / 2012. He entered 2013 with a win over Michael McDonald via Arm-Triangle Choke at UFC on Fuel TV 7 – Barao vs. McDonald on Feb / 16 / 2013 and ended 2013 against Eddie Wineland which Barao won. he beat Urijah Faber for a second time via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.

 

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