After TJ Dillashaw advanced to the finals of TUF 11, most people understood the bantamweight had a bright MMA future ahead of him, but they may not have predicted just how bright.
Following Dillashaw’s stoppage loss to John Dodson in the TUF 11 Finale, he proceeded to win four straight, before dropping a split decision to Raphael Assuncao in 2013. The Team Alpha Male fighter rebounded by decisioning Mike Easton next, and was tapped for a title shot last May.
A lot of folks believed Dillashaw would give Renan Barao a run for his money at UFC 173, but since the latter had won 32 straight fights prior, not many people thought his reign would end. Dillashaw proved all those observers wrong.
In advance of their rematch this weekend at UFC on FOX 16, the promotion has posted a “On The Brink” segment, which follows Dillashaw as he breaks down his thrilling win over Barao. You can check it out below.