Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose
Two of the sport’s most entertaining and highest-ranked welterweights will headline the UFC’s next network-televised event.
UFC President Dana White today announced that recent winners Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will headline UFC on FOX 12.
UFC on FOX 12 takes place July 26 as San Jose’s SAP Center. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 173 results: T.J. Dillashaw destroys Renan Barao to win title
LAS VEGAS – With massive odds against him, T.J. Dillashaw not only defied them, but he made them look like they were inadvertently reversed.
Dillashaw dominated bantamweight champion Renan Barao to win the title, even as the Brazilian entered the fight as a favorite of as much as 10-to-1, and with many calling him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. It was Barao’s first loss since 2005.
Dillashaw (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) outstruck Barao (32-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at nearly every turn, planting him on the canvas in the first round and then never looking back, even when Barao tried to answer. But instead of cruising to a dominant decision win, Dillashaw stayed after the finish in the fifth round – ultimately putting the champion on the canvas with a left hand before pouncing to finish off the massive upset.