Dillshaw avenges teammates: reminds me of Weidman

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  1. Combat Wombatt

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    TJ avenged Urijah's losses to Barao and did it in spectacular fashion. It was a wrestler out-striking a striker. It was reminiscent of Weidman vs. Anderson. Very few thought that TJ could do it but he shocked the world. Renan is also all heart and tough as hell too.

    It's even better that TJ didn't finish Barao in the 1st round. People could have said it was a lucky punch. But TJ dominated Barao for 5 full rounds in all aspects of MMA. Can't deny that one.

    Dillshaw's in fight intelligence, wrestling background, and great well-roundedness remind me of another wrestler and that's Chris Weidman.
     
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    Except Barao was in the prime of his career and Anderson Silva was nearly 40 years old.


    That's a pretty big thing to exclude.
     
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    Anderson was still in his prime or close to it.
     
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    No, he definitely was not. He lost a couple steps, he however was so far ahead of the rest of the competition that he was still good enough to dominate.

    He looked noticeably slower again Chael, Bonnar imo.
     

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