UFC on Fox 16 will be held on July 25, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The event will be headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between current champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barão.. Prior to this event, the rematch had been rescheduled for two other events. The first of which was UFC 177, where Barão withdrew from the bout on the day of weigh-ins, as he had to be admitted to a hospital as a result of his attempts to cut weight. The second was UFC 186, where Dillashaw withdrew from the bout due to a broken rib.
Dillashaw (11-2 MMA) has looked impressive since losing the Ultimate Fighter season 14 final to John Dodson. Since the loss Dillashaw has only tasted defeat once inside the octagon going 7-1 during that time. The sole loss was to Raphael Assunção where many pundits believing that Dillashaw won that fight however the judges awarded the split decision to Assunção is a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance.
Dillashaw won the belt from Renan Barao at UFC 173 in a fight which earned TJ three awards. (Performance of the Night, Fight of the Night and Upset of the Year)
In his first fight since losing the title, Barão faced Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. He won the fight via arm-triangle submission in the third round. The win also earned Barão his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
The co-main event features a very important UFC Women’s Bantamweight bout between former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye.
Find the MMA Mad staff predictions for UFC on FOX 16 below along with the results from UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow.
Round 25 Results
Dale Jordan – 193
Nicholas Rizner – 185
James Carroll – 161
Round 26 Results
Dale Jordan – 195
Nicholas Rizner – 187
James Carroll – 168