Report: TJ Dillashaw-Renan Barao II Targeted for Aug. 30th
By FCF Staff
Since TJ Dillashaw secured the UFC Bantamweight Championship in May, it’s been speculated that the promotion would book an immediate rematch with Renan Barao, and it looks like the fight’s a go.
According to the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, Dillashaw-Barao II will go down August 30th in Sacramento, California. The report said the fight, which would be part of UFC 177, is to be officially announced soon.
Dillashaw (10-2) stopped Barao (32-2) in the fifth round at UFC 173, which marked the first time the latter had lost in 33 fights.
Raphael Assuncao was also in the running, since he defeated Dillashaw last October, but UFC President Dana White has said that Barao could receive a rematch thanks to his impressive run.