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UFC 173 in Tweets: Pros react to T.J. Dillashaw's stunning victory, Daniel Cormier's domination over Dan Henderson, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If ever there was a ‘that's why they play the games' moment, it was this. T.J. Dillashaw, a late fill-in, an eight-to-one underdog, styling over one of the world's best; a fight no one expected to be close, growing more and more lopsided with each passing round; a barrage of grace and balance and footwork, theater drawing from the absurd rather than the expected, until the American ended an era prematurely with one final, unfathomable rush of violence.

And then... tears. Tears from the coach capturing gold on his last night. Tears from the teammates who could never quite get there.

T.J. Dillashaw is your new UFC bantamweight champion, ladies and gentlemen. This sport, man... it's wild.

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DANIEL CORMIER VS. DAN HENDERSON

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ROBBIE LAWLER VS. JAKE ELLENBERGER

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TAKEYA MIZUGAKI VS. FRANCISCO RIVERA

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JAMES KRAUSE VS. JAMIE VARNER

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