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UFC on FOX 16 live blog: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2

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T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao face each other in the UFC on FOX 16 main event Saturday.
T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao face each other in the UFC on FOX 16 main event Saturday.
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This is the UFC on FOX 16 live blog for T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the United Center in Chicago.

Dillashaw, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Barao, who has also won four of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC on FOX 16 live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action. Barao is orothdox, but Dillashaw is immediately switching stances and moving side to side. Barao eats an uppercut right away, but appears unfazed. Two uppercuts land now, but Barao is hanging on and they clinch along the fence. Barao fires a knee up the middle and the separate. Dillashaw catches a kick, but can't make much use of it. Barao eats another uppercut as Dillashaw switches stances, now back to the jab. Hard head kick from Dillashaw, but it's partially blocked. The American eats a punch in a flurry.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 2: Dillashaw lands a left hand and presses Barao against the cage. They break and Barao eats a left hand, followed by a right. Barao catches a kick and chases down a takedown, but the American stands right away. Barao breaks free, but eats two right hands and looks to be a touch wobbly. Dillashaw fakes a left head kick, then catches him with two right hands. Dillashaw shoots again and presses Barao into the fence.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 3: Dillashaw pressures Barao backwards with incredible angles and movement. Both whiff on a number of shots, but the American connects on the best of it. Barao shoots and Dillashaw stuffs it, beats the arm and gets to his back, but no hooks. Barao finds a way to his feet and they separate. Barao shoots, but Dillashaw stops him with a whizzer and tags Barao with a right. They separate and Barao scores with a head kick that clips Dillashaw with the American swarms him with a barrage of punches and a knee before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 4: Dillashaw scores with a left hook and it sets up the beginning of the end. Barao slumps to the fence and eats what can only be described as a storm of rights and lefts before referee Dean mercifully saves the Brazilian.

T.J. Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (punches) at :35 of round 4