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Barao vs. Dillashaw takes UFC 173 main event

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May be worst title fight ever for me on paper
Then again never seen a bantamweight title fight. At least main event is a title fight and tickets will be cheap.
I still think ufc needs to add one more fight to ppv and move mizugaki off the card.
Add schaub vs hunt
Or even Joe lauzon vs miles jury



If TJ fights anything like he did against Easton it will be entertaining.



I would rather see tj fight than raphael assuncao or take yo mizugaki

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Post #16   3/28/14 1:42:38PM   

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Barao fought a much better wrestler in Faber, and a much better striker in MacDonald and Wineland..i dont see how Barao can't finish this..

Post #17   3/28/14 2:32:10PM   

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Great fight, and I'm not saying that just because I called for it recently.

While Raphael Assuncao schooled Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw did more in every category - more aggression, more output, more damage. There's also the comments from Urijah Faber that attest to Dillashaw's attitude in the gym and his credible threat to the belt.

Beyond the question of health and injuries at the time, I'm curious how well Dillashaw's punch-heavy attack will match up against Renan Barao's kicks. Dillashaw's got some nice kicks of his own, but they're a newer weapon in comparison to the champ's.

I think Dillashaw's key is to press forward early, don't let Barao get comfortable, but remain mindful of Barao's ability to counter in the pocket. Land good combinations, stay unpredictable, check every single leg kick, and keep those hands up at all times.

No doubt that Barao will be Dillashaw's toughest opponent, and the betting line will likely side with the champ. But if any bantamweight can score the upset, I think Dillashaw's the guy.

Post #18   3/28/14 3:42:01PM   

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I think it's a good fight too soon for TJ, but I don't have a big problem with this. Imo, TJ is a future type guy, a young fighter with a potentially limitless like Dodson or McDonald. I got Barao, but you never know.

Post #19   3/28/14 5:13:33PM   
 
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