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The UFC might have absolutely adored Renan Barao a couple of months ago, but he now finds himself on "the list." Not the good list, either. By withdrawing from UFC 177 following complications related to his weight cut, he has landed in Dana White's doghouse and out of title contention. Still, Barao remains one of the best fighters in the UFC's lower weight classes, and there is no reason to believe he won't be back with a vengeance in the near future. With a title rematch opposite T.J. Dillashaw read news >>

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When bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his title Saturday night against Joe Soto at UFC 177, he proved that he belongs in the conversation as one of the pound-for-pound toughest men in the sport. The results of the pay-per-view were much more entertaining than the card should have been. The event felt incredibly lackluster after several injuries and misses at weight, though, including the removal of Renan Barao from the main event just 48 hours before the show. Here are read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao saw opportunity slip through his fingertips Friday, as just 24 hours before a title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw, he passed out from a bad weight cut and was unceremoniously removed from the fight. However, Barao's coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras, told Combate the whole incident was the result of one bad, freak mishap and not because his star client cuts too much weight to make the 135-pound weight limit, per a translation by Guilherme Cruz of MMA read news >>

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Renan Barao's coach Andre Pederneiras revealed that Renan Barao will not need to move to featherweight following his UFC 177 fiasco. While the UFC 177 fight card was not a complete disaster, it did no favours for former champion Renan Barao, who's weight cutting fiasco forced a late change in the main event and left him without a paycheque. Speaking with Combate, Barao's coach Andre Pederneiras opened up on all aspects of the incident, including the weight-cutting process, why he was removed fro read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was removed from UFC 177 after he fainted while cutting weight for a bantamweight title fight against T.J. Dillashaw, but his coach and manager Andre Pederneiras doesn’t think it’s time to move up to featherweight. Pederneiras told Combate everything that happened to Barao in his process to cut weight, the decision to remove from the bout, and why he believes he can keep fighting at 135 pounds. "There were two pounds left to make 135 and it was still read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao spoke for the first time since being removed from the UFC 177 main event against current titleholder T.J. Dillashaw. read news >>

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UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Yancy Medeiros took home performance bonuses while Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours. UFC 177 was undoubtedly one of the weakest PPV cards in the history of the promotion but that did not stop the fighters from producing some spectacular finishes for the Sacramento fans in attendance. Not only did T.J. Dillashaw become the first fighter to finish two consecutive fights via fifth round head-kick KO, but he also defen read news >>

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Watch the full fight video highlights for the UFC 177 main event between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Joe Soto. What was initially one of the shallowest cards in UFC PPV history managed to churn out several spectacular finishes and culminated in a title fight between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto. Read Dallas Winston's play-by-play below: Soto dives on a single leg early but Dillashaw limp-legs out. Dillashaw uncorks a left high kick and a volley of punches but it l read news >>

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It took almost five rounds, but bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his title against last-second replacement Joe Soto at Saturday’s UFC 177 pay-per-view with a fifth-round KO. The champion persistently chased the finish and he got it to the delight of his hometown crowd at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Though Soto lost by KO, he made a good account of himself. While some may have expected Dillashaw to destroy the UFC newcomer who had previously held the read news >>

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Former champion Renan Barao doesn’t think he cuts too much weight to fight at 135 pounds, despite passing out while cutting weight for a scrapped rematch with champ T.J. Dillashaw.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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In the fourth episode of UFC 177 Embedded, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw discusses the news of Renan Barao’s withdrawal from the main event and Joe Soto as a replacement, Soto reacts to the news, and UFC president Dana White asks the UFC 177 longshot to shut up the critics with great performances on Saturday night in Sacramento, Calif. read news >>

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