UFC on FOX 16: TJ Dillashaw-Renan Barao II, Anthony Pettis-Myles Jury Announced
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced it’s next FOX card on Tuesday, as well as three, pivotal fights for it.
UFC on FOX 16 will take place on July 25th at Chicago’s United Center, and in the main event, bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw (11-2) will take on Renan Barao (33-2).
The two met last May and Dillashaw ended Barao’s run as champion by stopping him in the fifth round. The fighters have been scheduled two more times-the most recent was for April 25th–but a Dillashaw injury and a bad weight cut for Barao have postponed the bouts.
In addition, the card will see former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (18-3) return to action against contender, Myles Jury (15-1). Pettis will be looking to get back on track after he was decisioned by Rafael dos Anjos in December.
Jury, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since January when he lost by UD to Donald Cerrone.
UFC on FOX 16 will also feature bantamweight contender Miesha Tate battle Jessica Eye.
Tate (16-5) scored a decision win over Sara McMann in her last bout, and Eye (11-2) stopped Leslie Smith (11-2).
The main card for the July 25th card will be broadcast on FOX.