Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will try to prove, once and for all, that he's a better fighter than Renan Barao, as the two men will meet in the main event of UFC on FOX 16 this Saturday night (July 25, 2015) in Chicago, Illinois.
Dillashaw knocked Barao from the top of the 135-pound mountain back at UFC 173 in May of 2014, stopping the Brazilian bomber in the fifth and final round. But not before the Team Alpha Male fighter schooled his opponent in the stand up for nearly 25 minutes (video replay here).
Responsible for breaking Barao's 32-fight win streak, "Viper" now promises to break his new grill, as well, telling FOX Sports the Brazilian should've waited until after their rematch to fix his teeth.
"He should've waited to reinvent himself because I am going to knock him out. Know what I mean? He should've waited to fix them teeth because they aren't going to be there much longer. I'm going to kick them right out of his face."
Dillashaw also talked about the rise of Conor McGregor, admitting that it's kind of tough watching someone who isn't the real champion garner so much attention. He did, however, label the fiery Irishman "a great fighter" who has the skills to back up his non-stop chatter.
UFC on FOX 16 will feature a co-main event pitting Miesha Tate against Jessica Eye in a No. 1 contender's fight in the bantamweight division. Also, Joe Lauzon returns to face Takanori Gomi while Edson Barboza battles Paul Felder.
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