Barao vs. Dillashaw to now serve as UFC 173 main event


Earlier this week it was announced the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida would be moved to July, which left May's UFC 173 in need of a main event. Tonight, the UFC announced what that fight would be:

Renan Barao, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight champion, will be the new headliner for the May 24 UFC 173 card, replacing injured Chris Weidman, USA TODAY Sports has learned.

UFC President Dana White confirmed Thursday that Barao (32-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will face Team Alpha Male contender T.J. Dillashaw (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in the main event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Barnetchopper site profile image  

3/30/14 3:06 AM by Barnetchopper

Can't see anyone getting passed Barao atm.

TeamRenzo4Life site profile image  

3/30/14 12:35 AM by TeamRenzo4Life

Kinda reminds ne of that South Park Episode with the movie previews. "Fuck you, you'll watch it!"

Tomato Can site profile image  

3/29/14 10:31 AM by Tomato Can

Yea not that bad, those are 4 solid fights although none come even close to Weidman/Machida. Not sure if I'll buy it. Maybe 50/50 shot.

gorgesjorj site profile image  

3/28/14 7:47 PM by gorgesjorj

Card's not looking so bad now. Barao vs. DillashawJDS vs. StipeLawler vs. EllenbergerRivera vs. Mizugaki-GG

Cadillacphat site profile image  

3/28/14 4:01 PM by Cadillacphat

I will probably buy this card like do all others.. But will probably have buddies over to split the cost... I will never miss a card that Nova is headlining

Slash site profile image  

3/28/14 3:54 PM by Slash

Should be a free event on Fox. The star power is just not there.

jTheHybridwolff site profile image  

3/28/14 3:19 PM by jTheHybridwolff

Shit throw Bruce Leroy at least he's won a few and derailed the Pettis hype trainOr Takeya Mizugaki He's on a winning streak just a couple

zackthewop site profile image  

3/28/14 1:26 PM by zackthewop

I'd be stoked. I'm a big fan of Makovsky. I think he isn't ready for dj yet but I think he has the potential to be champ too

jasonhightower site profile image  

3/28/14 11:50 AM by jasonhightower

I agree.

BOLIVIANonepuchKO site profile image  

3/28/14 11:13 AM by BOLIVIANonepuchKO

no way its this fight is worth 60 bucks...its gonna be like seeing dodson vs dillashaw again...quick first rd KO for barao