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UFC 173 Play-by-Play: Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw

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01-Barao

Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw

Round 1: They touch gloves and the main event is underway.  Barao takes the center of the cage.  Dillashaw lands an outside leg kick.  Barao presses forward.  Dillashaw lands another leg kick.  Dillashaw continues to target Barao’s lead leg with kicks.  Barao steps forward.  Dillashaw lands another leg kick.  He leaps in with a superman punch that misses.  Dillashaw steps in with a lead uppercut.  Dillashaw lands a straight left.  He looks like the faster fighter in there.  Barao counters a leg kick with a straight right hand.  They exchange leg kicks.  Barao lands a right hand.  Dillashaw steps in with a right hand.  Dillashaw now moving forward.  Barao lands a leg kick.  Dillashaw lands a right hand that drops Barao.  He swoops in on him.  Barao goes for a leg.  Dillashaw lands shots.  Barao is in a lot of trouble.  Barao rolls.  Dillashaw takes his back.  Barao turns into the choke and gets to his feet.  He catches a kick by Dillashaw and takes him down at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for Dillashaw.

Round 2: Barao has his hands high.  He stands in the center of the cage.  Dillashaw moves on the outside.  Barao steps in with hand.  Dillashaw moves in with a knee to the body.  Dillashaw moves in with a overhand right.  Dillashaw lands a right hand.  Barao fires back with a right.  Dillashaw moving his head just out of the way of Barao’s counters.  Dillashaw goes to the body with a left hand.  He has his hands down.  Barao misses with a spinning back kick to the body.  Dillashaw looks for a takedown .  Barao fends it off and pushes Dillashaw away.  Barao lands an accidental kick to the groin.  Dillashaw is given time to recover.  He does and the fight is restarted after about a minute.  Dillashaw misses with a big right hand.  Barao lands a counter right hand.  Dillashaw lands a right hand.  They exchange jabs.  Dillashaw lands a right hand.  Barao answers with a kick to the body.  Barao lands an inside leg kick.  They exchange right hands.  Barao lands a combination.  Dillashaw answers with a kick to the body.  Barao has slowed.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Dillashaw.

Round 3: They touch gloves to start the third frame.  Dillashaw continues to move on the outside.  Barao inches forward.  Dillashaw delivers an outside leg kick.  Dillashaw lands a right hand.  Barao responds with a powerful leg kick.  Barao misses with a high kick.  Dillashaw lands a kick to the body.  Dillashaw lands a left hand.  Barao counters a leg kick with a right hand.  Dillashaw lands a right hand.  Barao could be hurt.  Barao goes to the body with a kick.  Dillashaw steps in with a stiff jab.  He lands to the body with a kick.  Dillashaw is dominating Barao.  He partially lands a high kick.  Dillashaw changes directions on a dime.  He lands a straight left hand.  Barao saids he got poked in the eye.  The referee doesn’t agree and Dillashaw hits him with a right hand.  The clinch.  Dillashaw delivers knees to the legs of Barao.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Dillashaw.

Round 4: Dillashaw looks for a takedown, but Barao shakes it off.  Dillashaw lands to the body with a kick.  Dillashaw presses forward.  He lands a kick to the body followed by a left hand.  Barao’s output has slowed.  He lands a counter left hand as Dillashaw moved in.  Dillashaw doubles up with left hands.  Barao misses with a spinning back kick.  Dillashaw initiates the clinch along the cage.  They exchange knees to the body.  They separate.  Barao slips while throwing a kick and Dillashaw pounces on him.  Barao goes for leg.  Dillashaw pulls it away.  Dillashaw lands elbows.  He delivers a left hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Dillashaw.

Round 5: Barao’s corner tells him it’s everything or nothing.  They tell him that he has to get a submission or knockout to win the fight.  ”Do it for your family,” one said.  They touch gloves.  Barao lands to the body with a kick.  Dillashaw answers with an outside leg kick.  Barao lands to the body with a left hook.  Barao misses with another spinning back kick.  Dillashaw lands a combination.  Dillashaw switches stances and lands a jab.  He lands a high kick.  Barao fires back.  Dillashaw lands a left hand that sends Barao to the canvas.  Dillashaw follows him to the ground and finishes with a series of strikes on the ground.  T.J. Dillashaw is the new UFC bantamweight champion.

The official time of the stoppage was 2:26 of the fifth round.

Barao vs. Dillashaw

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