UFC 158 Update: T.J. Dillashaw Replaces Injured Mitch Gagnon Against Issei Tamura
An injury has forced Canadian bantamweight Mitch
to withdraw from his UFC
clash with Issei
UFC officials recently announced that Tamura will now face T.J.
Dillashaw at the event, which takes place March 16 at the Bell
Centre in Montreal. UFC 158 is headlined by a welterweight title
showdown between Georges St.
Pierre and Nick Diaz and
will also see onetime interim champion Carlos
Condit lock horns with Johny
Dillashaw, 27, has tasted defeat just once as a professional,
making his way to the finals of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14
only to be knocked out by future flyweight title contender John Dodson.
The Team Alpha Male standout responded to the setback by posting
two straight wins last year, dominating Walel
Watson and Vaughan Lee.
Dillashaw was supposed to return to action on Dec. 8, but an injury
forced him out of a planned UFC on Fox 5 duel with Mike
One year older than his new opponent, Tamura also competed twice
last year, making a successful Octagon debut against Chinese talent
Zhang at UFC 144. Tamura was knocked out in his next
promotional appearance, falling to former WEC competitor Raphael
Assuncao on July 11.
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It appears T.J. Dillashaw will defend his UFC title on home turf.
Recently crowned UFC bantamweight champion after a dominant victory over Renan Barao, Dillashaw will likely have to do it again on August 30, as MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 that the UFC is close to giving Barao an immediate at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California.
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TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 is likely to happen at UFC 177 and it will be in the champion's hometown.
Raphael Assuncao is the last man to beat the current bantamweight champion in T.J. Dillashaw and he has been angling for a title shot for some time now, but it looks like the UFC will opt for a different rematch. According to a report from Ariel Helwani at UFC Tonight, Renan Barao is likely to have an immediate rematch with the champion on August 30.
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T.J. Dillashaw made good on his promise to shock the world like Chris Weidman did against Anderson Silva by defeating Renan Barao, and, like Weidman, he’ll have to do it all over again at UFC 177.
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that the UFC was close to booking a bantamweight championship rematch between Dillashaw and Barao. The bout would likely take place on the August 30 fight card in Sacramento. Dillashaw, who entered the first bout as an 8-to-1 u more
Music to UFC's ears. T.J. Dillashaw has only been bantamweight champion for a little under two months, but he's already made it clear that he'll be a "company man" for Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC).
Prior to the announcement on "UFC Tonight" that the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion was targeting an instant rematch between himself and Renan Barao -- the man he dethroned at UFC 173 this past May -- "The Viper" spoke to FOX Sports regarding his next title defense.
When asked about a possi more
LAS VEGAS – Renan Barao will get the rematch he was hoping for. The former bantamweight champion will get a shot at revenge against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 on Aug. 30 in Dillashaw’s home base of Sacramento.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
LAS VEGAS – It might not come as music to Raphael Assuncao's ears, but the rematch between Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw is set to take place at UFC 177 in Sacramento on August 30. UFC president Dana White made the announcement during a special edition of UFC Tonight on Friday afternoon after the UFC 175 weigh-ins.
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Barao had a media scrum in Brazil that Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com was able to grab some interesting quotes from.
"I remember everything that happened until that point," Barao said. "After (that punch), I only woke up in the locker room. The fight was really close in the beginning, but everything changed after that punch."