TJ Dillashaw defeated Renan Barão by TKO at 2:26 of the fifth round at UFC 173 to win the UFC Bantamweight Title. The loss was Barão’s first loss since 2005. “That was the greatest performance I have ever seen in my life”, Joe Rogan said to Dillashaw in the post fight interview.
Dillashaw landed a thunderous right hand in the first round and nearly ended the fight right there. After a few kicks to the head and more punches throughout the fight, Dillashaw caught Barão with a combination of punches and sent the former champ to the ground. Barão turtled in the middle of the ring and was thumped until the fight was called. Check out the highlights below.
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