UFC on FOX 16: Brian Stann Weighs-In on TJ Dillashaw’s Impressive Win
By FCF Staff
If some people weren’t convinced that TJ Dillashaw is one of planet’s best fighters prior to UFC on FOX 16, chances are they are now.
Dillashaw took out Renan Barao for a second time on Saturday night, and is the only man since 2005 and in 30 plus bouts, to defeat the latter. The victory was also Dillashaw’s second title defense, after he took Barao out last May.
Following the bantamweight champ’s impressive victory, UFC commentator and retired fighter Brian Stann, had this to say about Dillashaw (quote via FOX Sport 1 press release):
“We saw the versatility of the champion. Dillashaw showed another style that he could bring to the table. He started in the southpaw stance and stood in front of Barao and traded with him. Barao showed some improvements at the beginning of the fight. But Dillashaw was willing to stand and exchange with him. His jab was lightning fast. Dillashaw showed his hand speed difference was evident from round one and he landed three and four punches at a time. He beat Barao to the punch time and time again. As the fight wore on, Barao got very tired. This performance showed Dillashaw can beat you in another way that we haven’t seen before.”
With the win, the 29 year-old Dillashaw moved his overall record to 12-2.