UFC 173 results, photos: T.J. Dillashaw destroys Renan Barao to win title

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LAS VEGAS – With massive odds against him, [autotag]T.J. Dillashaw[/autotag] not only defied them, but he made them look like they were inadvertently reversed.

Dillashaw dominated bantamweight champion [autotag]Renan Barao[/autotag] 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.

The bantamweight title fight headlined today’s UFC 173 main card at…

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