The Big Finish
Dillashaw stops Soto to retain UFC bantamweight title
T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his bantamweight title with a fifth-round TKO over late fill-in Joe Soto at UFC 177 on Saturday night. Dillashaw (12-2) was never hurt in his first title defence and playfully toyed with the crowd, sticking out his tongue and raising his hands in the air at one point during the fifth round. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Rafael dos Anjos said he was ready to take his position among the elite in the UFC's lightweight division. Dos Anjos stunned Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49, scoring a first-round knockout at the 2:31 mark. In the co-main event, Jordan Mein, from Lethbridge, Alta., stopped Mike Pyle in just 72 seconds courtesy of a vicious left hand that had Pyle stiff and falling backward. Full Story.
Perennial contender Michael Bisping earned a fourth-round TKO victory over Cung Le on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Macau, China. Bisping (25-6) admitted his back was against the wall heading into his matchup with Le (9-3). Fortunately for "The Count," his performance left little doubt that he's still among the world's best middleweights. Full Story.
The MMA Report
The MMA Report: August 29
Bobby Lashley joins the show to chat about his Bellator debut next Friday against Josh Burns, signing with the promotion and his relationship with Scott Coker. Fight Network analyst Robin Black previews UFC 177 and chats about Ben Saunders omoplata submission last weekend.
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UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi
Headlining his fourth straight event, Gegard Mousasi takes on Ronaldo Souza in a middleweight clash between former Strikeforce champions. In other action, Alistair Overeem battles Ben Rothwell in a heavyweight clash. The event will be held at the Foxwood Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 5, 2014.
UFC Fight Night 50: Fight Card