92.8
KO (Knee & Punches)
4:10
      These guys circled around each other for the first 2 minutes or so, trading single shots, but neither fighter was really going after it yet. Garbrandt rocked Dillashaw at the 2 minute mark, but Dillashaw recovered quickly. Garbrandt hurt Dillashaw again halfway through the round, he went in for the kill, but got sloppy, Dillashaw clipped him, and then Garbrandt shot for a terrible takedown to buy himself some time to recover. They reset a few seconds later. They traded some hard strikes, Dillashaw was stalking Garbrandt, Dillashaw dropped Garbrandt with some big punches, he bullied him up against the fence, blasted him with a big knee, hit him with a few more punches, and Garbrandt looked like he was out on his feet, so the referee stopped the fight. That was another fantastic finish by T.J. Dillashaw. I really don't like him, but that was a big win, and it was a clean finish. I don't know how interested I am in seeing him fight Cejudo in a "super fight" though.
92.8
TKO (Punches)
7:41
      The first round was basically a boxing match, with Dillashaw moving around like a snake, trying to be elusive, while Garbrandt beat the living shit out of him with brutal punch combinations, and expert counterstriking. With 10 seconds left in the round, Garbrandt rocked the shit out of Dillashaw, he knocked him down, tried to finish him, but Dillashaw was saved by the buzzer. Dillashaw was barely able to walk back to his corner. That was a clear 10-8 round for Garbrandt.
     Garbrandt looked like he was still in control at the start of the second round, but Dillashaw dropped Garbrandt with a head kick 90 seconds into the round, but Garbrandt popped back up immediately and fired back with some combinations. They continued to fight at a solid pace, until Dillashaw dropped Garbrandt again with a huge right hook this time, and then he unloaded on him with some big punches on the ground, forcing the referee to step in to stop the fight. That was a huge win for T.J. Dillashaw, the new UFC Bantamweight Champion, but it was a hell of a performance by Garbrandt as well, while it lasted.
91.7
Decision
15:00
      Dillashaw started the first round by dancing around for a few seconds, and then he threw a head kick, Lineker ducked under it, and punched him. Dillashaw threw another kick, and Lineker punched him some more. Dillashaw threw a head kick, landed it, Lineker caught it, and then punched him some more. Dillashaw then scored a takedown 90 seconds into the round, landing in half mount. Lineker tried to wrestle out of it, but Dillashaw did a good job smothering him while landing some short punches. Lineker finally stood back up with 90 seconds left in the round. Dillashaw spent the rest of the round working long kicks, while Lineker was mostly just throwing heavy punches whenever Dillashaw got too close. Round one clearly goes to Dillashaw, but Lineker still has plenty of fight left in him.
     Lineker started the second round with some hard punches, and then Dillashaw took him down with the quickness. After a brief scramble, Lineker was back on his feet 30 seconds into the round. Lineker landed some heavy punches again, Dillashaw landed some more kicks, and then Dillashaw scored another takedown 90 seconds into the round. Dillashaw worked some short elbows, he landed some heavy shots, and Lineker rolled for a possible kneebar, but as usual, Dillashaw pounded his way out of it, and then mounted Lineker. Lineker secured half guard, but Dillashaw spent the last half of the round beating the shit out of him with heavy punches and sharp elbows. That round could be a 10-8 round for Dillashaw.
     Lineker landed some decent punches to start the final round, and then Dillashaw took him down again with another slick shot. They stood back up almost immediately this time. Lineker landed some solid punches again, and then Dillashaw ducked under a punch and took him down again with another extremely fast shot. Dillashaw landed some more punches, while Lineker worked his way back to his feet. Dillashaw rolled back with a calf slicer, but Lineker was able to escape and get back to his feet with a minute left in the fight. Dillashaw shot for another takedown, Lineker finally stuffed this one, and then he blasted Dillashaw with some heavy punches. Dillashaw spent the final 10 seconds dancing around like he was looking for a dick to suck, and Lineker just let him dance instead of going in for the kill. This was a fantastic performance by Dillashaw, maybe the best of his career, and it was a disappointing loss for Lineker, as it brings his 6-Fight winning streak to a screeching halt.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      Assuncao is finally back after almost 2 full years off due to injuries. The first round basically had Dillashaw running around, throwing random punches, while Assuncao was beating up his legs with hard kicks. Dillashaw threw a body kick, Assuncao caught it and punched him in the face. Dillashaw threw a head kick, Assuncao caught that too, and nearly drove Dillashaw through the cage. Dillashaw shot for a takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, and Assuncao stuffed it. Dillashaw threw another head kick, but it was blocked. Dillashaw got blasted by a few hard shots in the final 30 seconds, and then he fired back with several jabs and a kick that all missed. They traded wild strikes to finish out the round. I'm assuming most people would give that round to Dillashaw, but I'm calling it a draw.
     They traded a few random shots in the second round, and it looks like Assuncao's nose is probably broken one minute into the round. Dillashaw spent most of the round chipping away at Assuncao with random punches and kicks, but Assuncao was still countering with some hard kicks & punches of his own. Dillashaw got sloppy, and Assuncao took him down with 90 seconds left in the round, but Dillashaw popped right back up to his feet almost immediately. The referee had the doctor check on the blood on Assuncao's face, but the fight continued. Dillashaw rocked Assuncao when the fight started back up, but Assuncao stood back up almost immediately. Dillashaw is more than likely ahead 2-0 going into the final round. I THINK Assuncao told his corner that his right hand was broken in between rounds.
     Dillashaw came out talking all kinds of shit, while taunting Assuncao, and Assuncao blasted him with some hard strikes, while Dillashaw was mostly showing off his jukin' & jivin'. Dillashaw shot in for a hard takedown 2 minutes into the round, but Assuncao stuffed the shit out of it. They continued to trade strikes at a moderate pace, and then Assuncao shot for a takedown with 90 seconds left in the fight, but Dillashaw stuffed it easily. Dillashaw scored another takedown with 45 seconds left in the fight. I would have considered giving that round to Assuncao, but Dillashaw probably stole it with that takedown. Assuncao stood back up with 20 seconds left, and absolutely nothing else happened before the bell. 30-27 for Dillashaw across the board, as he hands Assuncao the loss that ends his 7-Fight winning streak. Congrats to Dillashaw for taking out the #1 guy that everyone has forgotten about. It wasn't a great fight overall though.
92.5
Decision (Split)
25:00
      Wow... So much action, it's hard to call the action on this fight. The first round basically had Cruz showing his usual AMAZING footwork, barely getting touched, and he was picking apart Dillashaw from all directions. Cruz also beat him in a few quick wrestling exchanges. Round one goes to Cruz. The second round was basically more of the same, with Cruz looking slick as hell, as he picked apart Dillashaw on the feet. Cruz also secured a couple of takedowns in the second round. 2-0 for Cruz so far. The third round was the same story, Dominick Cruz is the fucking MASTER of movement. 3-0 Cruz so far. Dillashaw MIGHT have won the fourth round, by taking Cruz to the ground, and grabbing his back, but Cruz got right back up, and didn't really absorb TOO much damage in the process. Dillashaw mostly just threw knees at Cruz's thigh. That was probably the closest round of the fight so far. Let's say 3-1 for Cruz going into the final round. The final round was a VERY back & forth round, with Cruz's lead leg getting torn up, enough to make him limp, but he blasted Dillashaw with some BRUTAL combinations as well. Very good fight, fairly close fight, but I feel very comfortable scoring this fight 48-47 in favor of Dominick Cruz. Two judges agreed, THANK GOD!!! Giving the fight to Cruz via a VERY hard fought split-decision victory.
92.0
TKO (Punches)
15:35
      That was pretty much a slaughtering delivered by Dillashaw, against a version of Barao that is clearly a shell of his former self. If Barao can't get past the second round, in a 25 minute title fight, because he's already gassed, then he needs to seriously reevaluate the way he's training. He rocked Dillashaw with a couple of decent shots in this fight, but for the most part, this fight is what you'd expect after watching the first fight, Dillashaw dancing around, doing his best Floyd Mayweather impression, while jabbing at Barao. Dillashaw shot for a few takedowns, and failed, and spent a lot of time clinching with Barao up against the cage. The finish was pretty spectacular, as Herb Dean gave Barao PLENTY of time to defend himself, as Dillashaw used him as a punching bag, but in the end, I can't help but feel somewhat irritated by this entire division. The guy that is probably the best in the division, Dominick Cruz, is ALWAYS injured, so it's pointless to even think about him anymore. Dillashaw's only REAL noteworthy victories, area both over Barao, and Barao is failing to prove that he's really anything special anymore. All of the guys that used to make this division exciting, like Urijah Faber, have all either moved to different divisions, or else retired, like Mike Brown. So yeah, I don't know what they do with this division at this point, unless they bring in Marlon Moraes from WSOF, or if John Dodson decides to move back up in weight after his next fight with Demetrious Johnson for the 125 title. But yeah, congrats to Dillashaw for another big win, but I'm still not convinced that he should even be in the discussion, for the pound-for-pound best.
89.6
KO (Head Kick & Punches)
22:20
      Well that was interesting. After a night of disasters (especially leading up to the event), here we are with Dillashaw fighting Barao for the rematch, oh wait... nevermind... Joe Soto stepped up with 24 hours notice, and got his ass beat for four rounds, eventually getting finished the exact same way Dillashaw finished Barao, in the fifth round with a big head kick, followed by punches, for the KO victory. They put on a pretty good show for a last minute main event. To be honest, I think I'm more excited about watching the post-fight press conference, than I was to watch this entire fight card. So yeah, glad it's over, but congrats to Dillashaw for retaining his title against UFC newcomer, Joe Soto.
93.4
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
22:26
      HOLY SHIT! Renan Barao is one of the best fighters on the planet, pound for pound, and he got FUCKING DOMINATED in all 5 rounds by T.J. Dillashaw, and after showing INSANE striking skills, and excellent grappling skills, T.J. Dillashaw finally decided to seal the deal in the fifth round, with a big kick to the head, followed by a series of punches, putting Barao on the ground and finishing the fight. T.J. Dillashaw looked fucking outstanding in this fight. Awesome fight overall! Great main event!
90.2
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good fight. Mike Easton is a big dude (for the weight class), just muscles coming out of every angle. Dillashaw though handled him in all 3 rounds, controlling the wrestling game 100%, he landed a kick to Easton's jaw that nearly decapitated him in the second round, and by the end of the fight, Easton was looking like his face had been hit by a truck, and Dillashaw looked like a champ. Really good 3 round war.
90.1
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This was the biggest fight on the card in my opinion, since I had both of these guys ranked in the Top 5 at 135. With that being said, I gave Dillashaw the first round, Assuncao won the second round, and the third round was pretty much a draw on my cards. So REALLY, this fight could have gone either way, I personally was pushing for Dillashaw, but I can't really argue the split-decision. Congrats to Raphael Assuncao.
90.3
TKO (Punches)
4:22
      This was another pretty solid fight, good card so far! Hugo Viana landed a good punch early on (I thought this fight was going to end the same way as the Njokuani fight that just happened), but as soon as Dillashaw fell to the ground, he latched onto Viana, immediately transitioned to back mount which was pretty badass, and Dillashaw went for a rear-naked choke, but Viana was able to escape. Once they got to their feet again, more boxing happened, and then Dillashaw basically knocked out Viana, several times, until eventually the referee stopped the fight. (Viana was basically out on his feet, wobbling around trying to defend himself). Pretty cool fight.
87.4
KO (Head Kick & Punches)
5:26
      Issei Tamura landed a couple of good punches in the first round, but that's about all he had to show for himself. Dillashaw basically just smothered him against the cage for the entire first round. The second round started, Dillashaw kicked / threw a knee that hit Tamura in the head, and followed it up with a series of punches on the ground, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. Decent ending I guess, but another kind of pointless fight at this point.
90.6
Submission (Neck Crank)
2:33
      Nice fight! Vaughan Lee came out swinging, and looked to have some hard, tight striking skills, and once Dillashaw realized that Lee's striking might be of a higher quality of his own, he took grabbed Lee, slammed him on the ground, got on his back, went for a rear-naked choke, Lee defended against it, so Dillashaw just went for the jaw, and cranked Lee's neck back, looking like he was going to rip Lee's head off. Lee of course tapped, and the fight is over in the first round. Excellent showing by T.J. Dillashaw!
89.6
Decision
15:00
      Wow! I just scored my first 10-7 round! The second round of this fight was one of the most lopsided events I've ever seen. The final tally on strikes for the fight was, Dillashaw (172 strikes), and Watson (12 strikes). ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! Holy horse shit, Watson got his ass beat. Dillashaw slammed him in every round, pounded the fuck out of him, and BASICALLY left him for dead. The crazy thing is, in the third round, I ALMOST gave the round to Watson, because he unleashed about 75 submission attempts, and was going crazy on the ground, but Dillashaw was able to end up on top, and beat up Watson some more eventually, so yeah, T.J. Dillashaw wins the fight, 30-25 on most scorecards. CRAZY!
91.7
TKO (Punches)
1:54
      Man! John Dodson was kind of custom made to be hated. He's an annoying little black leprechaun, but he's a fucking BEAST of a fighter. He absolutely destroyed Johnny Bedford in the semi-final fight, and now here he is absolutely destroying T.J. Dillashaw to become this season's Bantamweight winner. This fight basically consisted of Dillashaw dancing around the outside throwing light kicks, and then Dodson threw a forearm to Dillashaw's jaw, knocking him to the ground, and then he did his signature "jack off the cheek" move, where he nailed Dillashaw's head into the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight asap. Dodson is a beast, and even though this fight MIGHT have been stopped a little bit early, it was still clear that he was going to destroy Dillashaw eventually.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Dillashaw scored his first takedown 45 seconds into the opening round, and after some wild scrambling, he settled into Pague's guard, where Dillashaw started working his standard ground & pound. Pague tried a few times to get back to his feet, but for the most part, that entire round was all about Dillashaw holding top position, while beating up Pague from inside his guard. Round one goes to Dillashaw.
     The second round was a repeat of the first round, with Dillashaw scoring an early takedown, and this time he beat up Pague from side control for most of the round. Pague continued to look to setup submissions from his back, but for the most part, this fight was pretty one-sided in the first two rounds, with Dillashaw using his ground & pound to coast on through to the third round. I have Dillashaw ahead 2-0 going into the final round. It's worth noting that Pague chopped up Dillashaw's face with some elbows at the end of the second round though.
     Pague landed a nice flying knee early in the third round, and then Dillashaw beat him up with punches, and then took him down. At this point, Pague's face is bleeding all over the place, while Dillashaw is still pounding him out from inside his guard. By the end of this fight, it was clear that Pague was giving it all he had, but Dillashaw was just way too much for him, leading to a very clear 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Dillashaw, across the board, as he moves on to the tournament finals. Dillashaw's ground & pound is going to be a tough matchup for most of the fighters in the bantamweight division.
89.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
6:43
      Dillashaw came out swinging, and pressured Delorme to the ground 30 seconds into the opening round, and Delorme immediately started looking for submissions from his guard. Dillashaw landed some decent ground & pound, but you would think he wouldn't want to be on the ground with Delorme. He passed to side control one minute into the round, and continued to pound on Delorme. They stood back up, and Dillashaw took Delorme down again. Dillashaw passed to full mount, and continued to punish Delorme with heavy punches & elbows from the top. They stood back up, and Dillashaw nearly ripped Delorme's leg off before tripping him back to the ground. Dillashaw locked on a D'Arce choke, and Delorme tried to spin out of it, which allowed him to stand back up with a minute left in the round. Dillashaw threw him back down one last time with 15 seconds left in the round, Delorme went for an armbar, and Dillashaw wrestled his way out of it, finishing the round on top. Round one clearly goes to Dillashaw.
     Dillashaw dropped Delorme with a big right hand to start the second round, he started to celebrate too soon, so he ended up having to jump on him, where he pounded on him for a while from a loose half mount, as Delorme didn't really seem to know where he was, but he still wasn't completely out yet. Dillashaw continued to pound on Delorme with heavy shots, Delorme gave up his back, Dillashaw slapped on a rear-naked choke 90 seconds into the round, and forced Delorme to submit. That was a fantastic one-sided performance by T.J. Dillashaw.
88.9
TKO (Strikes)
5:00
      These guys traded some decent strikes, Jaggers landed a nice head kick, Dillashaw shot for a takedown, and was stuffed. Jaggers shot for a sloppy takedown from way too far out, and Dillashaw easily sprawled to avoid it. They traded some random punches, but not a lot was really happening for most of the first half of the round. Dillashaw scored a takedown halfway through the round, and beat up Jaggers against the fence for a little while. They stood back up, Dillashaw took him back down again, mounted him, unloaded with some big punches, dropped some really heavy elbows, and he knocked Jaggers the fuck out right as the buzzer was sounding. That was a fantastic finish by T.J. Dillashaw.