Renan Barao Faces TJ Dillashaw In UFC 173 Main Event

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With the UFC announcement earlier this week that the scheduled UFC 173 main event between UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida now moved to July, the May PPV was left without a main event.

Enter the UFC Bantamweight Championship which will now be on the line May 24th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV as the current champ Renan Barao will attempt to defend his title against TJ Dillashaw.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the bout with USA Today.

The updated card looks as follows:

Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw for UFC bantamweight title
Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
James Krause vs. Jamie Varner
Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5138506 Josh Morrison

    I predict another Alpha Male casualty…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001765195873 Neil Macey

    Barao any way he wants