Renan Barao will look for another successful title defense of his UFC bantamweight title this weekend when he meets T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173.
Barao and Dillashaw will comprise the main event from Las Vegas, as the Brazilian seeks his eighth UFC victory.
Before Barao (32-1) faces Dillashaw (9-2), though, take a trip back in time to UFC 165 last September when he defeated Eddie Wineland.
Check out the complete fight in the video below. And as a reminder, FightLine will have complete coverage of UFC 173 this Saturday.
Also below is the play-by-play coverage from Barao-Wineland:
Round 1: Wineland quickly takes the Octagon, coming right out after Barao. The Brazilian fires off the first leg kick, going inside. Wineland setting up his right with a left jab. Barao with an inside kick and that leaves him open for a huge right from Wineland that lands flush. Wineland powers Barao over, but doesn’t pounce. Barao kind of shoots for a takedown, but Wineland brushes him off. Big right catches Wineland from the Brazilian, who goes back to the inside leg kicks. Nice combo from Barao lands, as Wineland starts to move back for the first time.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao
Round 2: Barao catches Wineland with a spinning back kick that sends him flying backwards. Before Wineland can even think about recovering, Barao attacks, swarming him and forcing the referee to step in.
Renan Barao def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes/spinning back kick) at :35 of Round 2
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