Barao out, Soto to fight defending champ Dillashaw instead
T.J. Dillashaw will be making his first UFC title defence against a last-minute replacement. Renan Barao was removed from the rematch against Dillashaw (11-2) after reportedly feeling ill during his weight cut. He was replaced by bantamweight Joe Soto (15-2), who was scheduled to fight the undercard against Anthony Birchak. Full Story.(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Rafael dos Anjos said he was ready to take his position among the elite in the UFC's lightweight division. Dos Anjos stunned Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49, scoring a first-round knockout at the 2:31 mark. In the co-main event, Jordan Mein, from Lethbridge, Alta., stopped Mike Pyle in just 72 seconds courtesy of a vicious left hand that had Pyle stiff and falling backward. Full Story.
Perennial contender Michael Bisping earned a fourth-round TKO victory over Cung Le on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Macau, China. Bisping (25-6) admitted his back was against the wall heading into his matchup with Le (9-3). Fortunately for "The Count," his performance left little doubt that he's still among the world's best middleweights. Full Story.
The MMA Report
The MMA Report: August 29
Bobby Lashley joins the show to chat about his Bellator debut next Friday against Josh Burns, signing with the promotion and his relationship with Scott Coker. Fight Network analyst Robin Black previews UFC 177 and chats about Ben Saunders omoplata submission last weekend.
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UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto
Due to an injury to Renan Barao, T.J. Dillashaw will defend his bantamweight title against Joe Soto, who accepted the fight on 24 hours notice, in the main event. The event will be held at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on August 30, 2014.
UFC 177: Fight Card
UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi
Headlining his fourth straight event, Gegard Mousasi takes on Ronaldo Souza in a middleweight clash between former Strikeforce champions. In other action, Alistair Overeem battles Ben Rothwell in a heavyweight clash. The event will be held at the Foxwood Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 5, 2014.
UFC Fight Night 50: Fight Card