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Who would you favor in a rematch? (Barao vs Dillashaw)

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  1. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    In the past when a dominant champion loses, he goes into the rematch as a favorite. Anderson vs Weidman II and Edgar vs Penn II come to mind as both Anderson and Penn were favored to regain their belt.

    With the way Barao vs Dillashaw went it would be hard for me not to favor Dillashaw in a rematch. Barao looked like he had no answer for TJ.

    Who would you favor in a rematch?
     
  2. FallonFoxGOAT Banned Banned

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    TJ via freedom strikes.

    'Merica is keeping the crown.
     
  3. Intellidamus Title Belt

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    TJ again.
     
  4. IATAvalanche Yellow Belt

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    Dillashaw, as long as he fights like he did last night.
     
  5. yonski Brown Belt

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    Honestly I'd go with Barao it will be interesting to see how he does after a loss
     
  6. Calivornia Purple Belt

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    I would definitely favorite Dill. but I could also see that fight going very differently. it's possible that Renan was not the same after he got crack in the first round. but TJ Dillashaw speed will still get him problems.
     
  7. The Ramp Orange Belt

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    no. it wasn't a flash KO or a razor thin decision. it wasn't even close. can't wait to hear the excuses. i got money on staph
     
  8. Mr. Hammer Silver Belt

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    This question deserves a poll imo.

    After last night's performance I'd go with Dillashaw, but a totally different looking Barao winning a rematch doesn't feel outside of the realm of possibility.
     
  9. loyalyolayal Banned Banned

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    Barao...you can't keep the undead down.

    Barao by ugly strikes.
     
  10. Dontevenguess93 Brown Belt

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    I think TJ is the man and fought perfect but I would favor Barao.

    Dude got wrecked and last time he lost he went on a 34 fight win streak. I would imagine going home and seeing his family, friends, students, and everyone else all sad would light an amazing fire under his ass.
     
  11. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    Barao.

    Always barao
     
  12. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    Barao showed me nothing to prove he would fare any better in a 2nd fight
     
  13. Drinii Blue Belt

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    ill go for barao again, i just think if he followed a better game plan he could of dominated t.j easily, but no. i think the rematch will be very different .
     
  14. Khabib Khanate Hashashiyan Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    TJ. He looked really confident as the challenger and won the first 4 rounds and then got the finish. Barao showed me little to make me believe he could win a rematch if it happened in the near future.

    Even if Barao lost the rematch?
     
  15. Beyonder White Belt

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    freedom strikes legit made me laugh thank you for that

    also i agree with tj winning the rematch, IF he can maintain the level of performance he put on against barao i dont see anyone taking the belt anytime soon

    side note, i think we need to see cruz come back to the truly evaluate where the bw division is atm
     
  16. H0nkey K0ng Blue Belt

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    Dillashaw. Although I prefer Barao more. forward, forward forward!
     
  17. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    TJ for sure but Barao will fix his mistakes and get his belt back.
     
  18. UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    If it's a stand up fight like it was again I would say TJ Dillashaw, but if it goes to the ground I think Barao would win by submission. I would have to go with Barao in the rematch I don't think he would make the same mistake twice and I think he would try to take him down and submit him.
     
  19. Exemplar Fuligin Belt

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    TJ. What at all in this fight gave indication that Barao had any chance the next time? I saw nothing. It's MMA and there's always a chance, but for Barao the chances are simply low.
     
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    Very hard to say. All depends on how he changes his striking during training camp
     

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