UFC 173 results: Dillashaw pulls of upset, stops Barao in fifth

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The main event of UFC 173 featured bantamweight champion Renan Barao taking on challenger and Team Alpha Male member TJ Dillashaw.

All week long, all the hype in the UFC 173 bantamweight title fight focused on the notion of Renan Barao as an unbeatable monster.

Thirty-two wins in a row for the Brazilian champion.

Possibly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Problem was, someone forgot to tell T.J. Dillashaw that he was only supposed to be there for the ride.

In an astounding performance, Dillashaw pulled off one of the greatest upsets in UFC history on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dillashaw dominated Barao for the entire fight before finishing him off midway through the fifth round. Referee Herb Dean waved off the bout at 2:36.

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Title Fight TJ Dillashaw Vs. Renan Barao
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) – Fight was for the Bantamweight Title
Name TJ Dillashaw TJ Dillashaw
Height 5′ 6″ (167.64 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 9-2-0
Team  

VS

Name Renan Barao Renan Barao
Height 5′ 7″ (170.18 cm)
Weight 135 (61.23 kg)
Record 28-1-0
Team Nova Uniao
 
-TJ Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao by TKO (Ref Stoppage, Round 5, 2:26)