On Saturday, July 25, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 from the United Center in Chicago.
In the night’s main event, a long-awaited bantamweight championship rematch finally took place as champion T.J. Dillashaw looked to prove his finish of former champion Renan Barao was no fluke. The 29-year-old Dillashaw stopped the Brazilian via fifth-round TKO at UFC 173 last spring. The pair were expected to headline UFC 177 last August, but Barao was forced out at the last minute. Dillashaw went on to defend his belt against Joe Soto, scoring another fifth-round finish.
The co-main event featured a pivotal match-up in the women’s bantamweight division as former Strikeforce titleholder and UFC title challenger Miesha Tate faced off with fellow contender Jessica Eye. Tate bounced back from a submission loss to champion Ronda Rousey with three straight decision victories. Eye, meanwhile, scored a second-round TKO of Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in November.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 4:15 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox at 6 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card taking place at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the preliminary card bout between Lawlor and Villante (courtesy of ESPN).
Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi
Jim Miller vs. Danny Castillo
Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders
Eddie Wineland vs. Bryan Caraway
Ramsey Nijem vs. Andrew Holbrook
Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele