Renan Barao will defend his UFC bantamweight title against Team Alpha Males TJ Dillashaw at this weekend's UFC 173. Dillashaw earned a title fight by winning five of his last fights and because of an injury to Raphael Assuncao who couldn't take the fight.
Dillashaw has looked great in those wins and has been winning mostly with his striking, which Barao believes could be a mistake for him if he tries the same strategy:
"I believe T.J. [Dillashaw] thinks he is a striker now, and he isn't," Barao told Bleacher Report through the assistance of a translator. "I think he will mess up and make mistakes in this fight, and this will present the chance for me to finish him. I'm very calm and ready for this fight, and I believe I will win this fight because I'm the better fighter."