The UFC has closed the door on one of the busiest weeks in promotional history, but it’s right back to work next weekend (July 25, 2015) as UFC on FOX 16 is set to go down from the windy city in Chicago. The main event features a long-awaited, and highly-anticipated rematch between current bantamweight king TJ “The Viper” Dillashaw, and former champion Renan “The Baron” Barao.
The two famously met at UFC 173 in May 2014, a time when Dillashaw was a relative unknown, and Barao was considered to be one of the bet fighters on the planet. However, the Team Alpha Male product defied the odds, battering Barao, and finishing the ex-champion in the final round to score one of the biggest upsets in combat sports history.
The two men were then supposed to rematch at UFC 177 last August, but Barao fell ill on weigh in day, and was forced out of the bout. A rematch was then once again scheduled for UFC 186 last April, but this time Dillashaw suffered a rib injury and had to pull out.
Just a week away now, it looks as if we will finally get the rematch. To get ready, check out the full video of Dillashaw vs. Barao I above, courtesy of the UFC.
Is Dillashaw the real deal, or will Barao prove to us that the first fight was just a fluke?