JLau breaks down Dillashaw vs. Barao II

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                                JLau breaks down Dillashaw vs. Barao II

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                    <p>UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon sat down with<a href="https://twitter.com/EliasCepeda" target="_blank"> Elias Cepeda </a>for <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/celebrity-head-to-head--ufc-177-130017448.html" target="_blank">Yahoo! Sports</a>, and broke down Saturday&#39;s UFC 177, headlined by a rematch between UFC bantamweight TJ Dillashaw, who has a rematch with former champion Renan Barao.</p>

"I think the rematch between Barao and Dillashaw is going to be much like the last fight," said Lauzon. "As great as Barao is and has been, Dillashaw is just too fast.

"Recently, I checked out gifs and highlight videos of their first fight and the speed advantage for Dillashaw was evident. At one point, Barao tried to throw rear kick and Dillashaw moved two feet to the side and then countered.

"TJ is just so much faster that I think he's going to do a lot of what he did in their first fight. Also, I'm so surprised that Barao wanted to fight again so soon.

"I mean, I get it, in a sense. I've been beat up pretty bad in fights before as well, and you want to get back in there as soon as possible to get that taste out of your mouth.

"You're pissed and you want to get in there again quickly. But it isn't the smart thing to do.

"You need to rest, recover and make adjustments. I'm picking Dillashaw to beat Barao again."

What do you think UG? Even if you aren't a 16-time UFC Veteran tied with Anderson Silva for all-time Post-Fight bonus awards, how do you think the rematch goes?

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I agree with this prediction. Phone Post 3.0

MarkRobinson - I agree with this prediction. Phone Post 3.0


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MarkRobinson - I agree with this prediction. Phone Post 3.0


I'll have to say 3rd on this one. Phone Post 3.0

It makes sense. I'm going to will Barao forward but I find it very hard to believe he will have made the huge adjustments necessary.

It all depends on what led to the first white wash. Was it just that first punch? I't look like TJ had the upper hand from the very get go. If Barao can avoid damage in the first half of the first will it make the difference? I don't think Barao settling into the fight will make a marked difference to the speed and movement differential that caused TJ to land that punch let alone dictate the rest of the fight. Has Barao and Nova Uniao found the magic tactic to defeat TJ at his own game? Now that is why I am tuning in. I want to see if one of the greatest fighters we have seen in years truly met his nemesis last outing. Exciting times ahead...

Look for barao to try get fight to ground early Phone Post 3.0

I hope Barao takes it. Would be more interesting that way. Sets up a 3rd fight. Barao is super exciting and aggressive when he is on. Hopefully we see some of that, but for sure Dillashaw seems like a hard target.

..anyone want to break down Soto vs Dillashaw..?? Phone Post 3.0