TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao II Now Takes Places at UFC on FOX 16

Written by Tom Ngo
April 14th, 2015

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TJ Dillashaw (pictured) vs. Renan Barao II: Take Two, but it’s technically the third time the UFC has tried to arrange this rematch.

On Tuesday’s episode of Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame,” it was announced Dillashaw will put his bantamweight title on the line against Barao at UFC on FOX 16.

The card will take place July 25 inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Despite being a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite to blast Dillashaw in their initial encounter at UFC 173, Dillashaw came out of nowhere to dominate the Brazilian. Barao was granted an immediate rematch to reclaim his throne at UFC 177, but he was forced to withdraw just 24 hours before showtime after his body failed trying to make weight.

Dillashaw went on to knockout poor Joe Sotto that August evening.

Barao returned to action in December to submit Mitch Gagnon. He hit 136 pounds on the scale for that bout without issue.

Part II was then arranged for UFC 186, but Dillashaw was forced to pull out of the April 25 scrap with a fractured rib.

FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

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