Saturday night at UFC 173, there was the crowning of a new bantamweight champion, as T.J. Dillashaw stopped Renan Barao in the main event. The win snapped a nine-fight unbeaten streak for Barao and gave Team Alpha Male their first UFC title.
Dillashaw was a heavy underdog, but came out and dominated from the opening bell. He almost finished Barao early, securing a rear-naked choke, before stopping him with strikes in the fifth.
In other action, Daniel Cormier downed Dan Henderson, Robbie Lawler stopped Jake Ellenberger, Takeya Mizugaki earned a decision over Francisco Rivera and James Krause beat Jamie Varner when the former WEC champion suffered two broken bones in his foot.
Complete highlights can be found below of those fights:
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