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UFC 177: TJ Dillashaw Defends Title With Fifth Round Stoppage Win

TJ Dillashaw may have needed over four rounds to do it, but the bantamweight champ defended the title last-night at UFC 177, by stopping Joe Soto in round five.

Soto was a last minute replacement for former champ Renan Barao, who was pulled from the main event on Friday, after suffering medical issues while cutting weight. Soto was originally scheduled to make his Octagon debut versus Anthony Birchak.

The bantamweight ended up taking Dillashaw into round five, but was taken out with head kick and follow up punches from the champ.

Here are the results from UFC 177, which was hosted by Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.

T.J. Dillashaw def. Joe Soto via KO (kick and punches) R5, 2:20

Tony Ferguson def. Danny Castillo via split decision

Bethe Correia def. Shayna Baszler via TKO (punches) R2, 1:56

Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Ramsey Nijem via TKO (punches) R2, 1:53

Yancy Medeiros def. Damon Jackson via submission (reverse guillotine choke) R2, 1:54

Derek Brunson def. Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision

Anthony Hamilton def. Ruan Potts via TKO (punches) R2, 4:17

Chris Wade def. Cain Carrizosa via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 1:12

Torres defends title versus a tough Warnke at 559 Fights 28

By: Daniel "BigTrip" Quintana

559 Fights returned to the Rawhide stadium in Visalia, Ca for 559 Fights 28. A sold out crowd was treated to 13 amateur MMA bouts.

In the main event Anthony Torres defended his bantamweight title versus Visalia's Aaron Warnke. Torres took the fight to the canvas early on in the fight looking to lock up a submission quick, but Warnke would prove to be too tough to put away. As he escaped and took Torres back where he landed some shots of his own. Torres continued with the the ground game plan throughout the fight as the fight went the distance. Judges scored the fight a unanimous decision.

In the co main event Fresno's Carlos Hernandez used his take downs and ground game to get the unanimous decision win over San Jose's Mefi Monterroso.

Tulare's Eric Diaz defeats Bryant Franklin by submission, locking in a rear naked choke that forced the tap at 1:45 in round 1.

Jonathan De Leon defeats Bernabe Herrera by split decision.

Exeter's Edgar Loza stopped Ernesto Zamano by KO, Loza took Zamaro down where he rained down bombs that put Zamaro to sleep at 1:41 in round 1.

Cesar Portillo defeats Jefferson Banaag by majority decision.

Jeffrey Lewis defeats Fabian Luevano by unanimous decision.

Juan Lujan defeats Modesto Rivas by submission with a guillotine that ended the fight at 1:09 in round 2.

Jesus Lopez defeats Victor Rico by unanimous decision.

Phuc Vasquez defeats Rudy Soto by unanimous decision.

James Miller stops Ricardo Rhodes by submission, locking up a rear naked choke at 1:09 in round 1.

Devon Chavez defeats Chris Marron by tkoj, landing some ground and pound while in full mount until the referee stopped the fight at 1:46 in round 1.

Paul Jimenez defeats Ricky Membreve by submission, locking in a rear naked choke that forced the tap at 1:48 in round 1.




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