Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw to headline UFC 173

Renan Barao
Renan Barao

UFC officials have announced that UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will look to defend his title against TJ Dillashaw in the UFC 173 main event.

The UFC 173 event will take place on May 24th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The co-main event will feature a welterweight clash between former title challenger Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger.

Barao (32-1, 1NC) is coming off a first round TKO win over Urijah Faber at UFC 169. It was his second win over Faber, and will look to notch another win over “Team Alpha Male” when he takes on Dillashaw.

Dillashaw (9-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mike Easton in his last outing at UFC Fight Night 35. Dillashaw is (5-1) since losing to John Dodson in the TUF 14 finals. The lone loss came via split decision against Raphael Assuncao. Assuncao would have likely gotten the title shot, but he suffered an injury in his last outing that will keep him out of action for a while.

The UFC 173 card is below:

  • Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger
  • Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
  • Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
  • Chris Holdsworth vs. Chico Camus
  • Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke
  • Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
  • Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi
  • Danny Mitchell vs. Li Jingliang

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