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UFC On FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 live results and coverage

Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com's live coverage of UFC On FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event is headlined by UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw making his second title defense, this time in the much-anticipated rematch against the man he defeated to win the title, Renan Barao. In the night's co-main event, Miesha Tate will take on Jessica Eye for the right to be next in line for a shot at the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. The action kicks off with preliminary card fights at 4:15 PM eastern time on UFC Fight Pass. The action moves over to FOX at 6 PM eastern time with additional preliminary fights before the main card kicks off at 8 PM eastern time. We are looking for your thoughts on the show, so send a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle as well as a best fight and worst fight to dave@wrestlingobserver.com.

Coverage provided by Dave Meltzer

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 4:15 PM ET/1:15 PM PT)

WELTERWEIGHTS: ZAK CUMMINGS VS. DOMINIQUE STEELE

First round: Cummings dropped him with a left and just swarmed him throwing wildly.  Steele, who took the fight on two weeks notice, is in trouble.  Several hard lefts and Steele was about to drop and it was stopped. :43

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHTS: JESSAMYN DUKE VS. ELIZABETH PHILLIPS

First round: Julianna Pena, who is in Phillips’ corner is the most fired up corner person, she won’t stop screming at her to wreck Duke.  Phillips landibg.  Big right by Phillips.  Phillips continuing to land on her.  Phillips continues to land.  Head kick by Duke.  Duke took her down and working for an armbar.  Phillips escaped and on top.  Phillips landed a punch.  Phillips passed to side control.  Phillips moved to mount.   And Duke gave up her back.  Phillips back to mount   Now she has her back aain. Phillips landing more punches.  Phillips working for a choke.  Phillips also has a body triangle.  Duke reversed in he final seconds.  Phillips 10-9, almost 10-8.

Second round: In a clinch.  Duke went for a guillotine.  Phillips escaped and got her back.  Phillips moved to the top.  Phillips with elbows.  Duke reversed her but Phillips reversed back right away.  Phillips has her back and punching.  Duke reversed again to the top.  Duke went for leglocks but was never close.  Phillips 20-18.

Third round: Duke landing punches and landed a knee.  Nice uppercut by Duke.  Duke threw a kick.  Duke took her down.  Duke on top working for a guillotine. She’s working for a guillotine but lost it. Knee by Duke. Knee by Duke.  Hard rights by Duke.  Knees by Duke.  Flying knee by Duke.  Duke took her down again.  Duke has her back working for choke.   Now Duke is throwing punches.  She’s got 30 seconds to finish her.  Duke working for an armbar but time ran out just as she got the armbar extended.  Duke lost the fight 29-28 but she may have kept her job based on the strong third round, as she probably would have won with ten more seconds.

Scores: All three have it 29-28 Phillips.

LIGHTWEIGHTS: RAMSEY NIJEM VS. ANDREW HOLBROOK

First round: Holbrook took him down.  Body kick by Nijem.  Nijem took him down.  Nijem in side control.  Nijem landing punches and knees now.  Body shot by Nijem.  Holbrook with a weak body kick.  Holbook looks tired.  Takedown by Nijem.   Nijem with punches from the top.  10-9 Nijem.

Second round: Nijem landing strong punches and Holbrook was in trouble.  Takedown by Nijem.  Nijem with punches.  Nijem got his back.  Holbrook reversed to the top.  Holbrook has him in trouble with a choke attempt.  Nijem escaped.  Holbrook again working for a guillotine.  Holbrook landing punches.  Nijem reversed to the top.  Holbrook’s round but close, 19-19.

Third round: Nijema out with punches and knees to the body.  Nijem took him down.  He’s got Holbrook’s back now.  Holbrook working for a kneebar.  Nijem out of trouble.  Holbrook went for a heel hook.  Nijem escaped and got his back.   Nijem 29-28, and could be 30-27.

Scores:   29-28 Holbrook 29-28 Nijem 29-28 Holbrook.  Bad decision.  Crowd booing like crazy.

LIGHTWEIGHTS: DARON CRUICKSHANK VS. JAMES KRAUSE

First round: Cruickshank took him down.  Both throwing punches.  Body kick by Cruickshank and punches.  Trip by Cruickshank.  Knee by Krause.  Krause took him down and got his back and working for a choke and it’s over.

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX- 6 PM ET/3 PM PT)

BANTAMWEIGHTS: EDDIE WINELAND VS. BRYAN CARAWAY

First round: Caraway took him down.  Caraway working for a second takedown and it was blocked.  Both missing more than hitting.  Both continuing to miss.  Right and a knee by Wineland.  Very hard round to score because nobody did a lot.  Wineland 10-9.

Second round: Caraway landed a hard right.  Caraway with anothter left.  Wineland bleeding.  Caraway landing lefts.  Right by Caraway.  Caraway tried a takedown but couldn’t get it.  Caraway landed a right.  Caraway landed a few uppercuts.  Caraway’s round 19-19 but he could be up 20-18.

Third round:   Caraway moving forward.  Caraway’s landing rights.  Caraway with uppercuts from the clinch.  Wineland with a right.  Wineland landed nice rght.  Caraway missed a kick and fell down.  Hard right by Wineland.  Head kick by Caraway.  Caraway going for a takedown but can’t get it.  Left by Caraway.  Caraway missing punches.  Knee by Caraway.  Nice right and Wineland with a punch back. Both throwing at the end.  Caraway 29-28.

Scores: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Caraway

WELTERWEIGHTS: KENNY ROBERTSON VS. BEN SAUNDERS

First round: Saunders throwing kicks.  Robertson moved in and working for a takedown.   Robertson took him down.  Saunders up after trying an uma plata.  Left by Robertson.  Saunders landing body kicks.  A good body kick by Saunders.  Robertson landed two good rights. Robertso hurt Saunders with a right landed a knee  Both landing punches and Saunders with a high kick.  Saunders landing kicks.  Robertson dropped him with a right hook.  10-9 Robertson.

Second round:   Robertson landing solid punches.  Elbow and punch by Robertson.  Saunders did an Arena Mexico kick for a time out Saunders with a head kick.  Saunders with a knee.  Robertson landing hard righs.  Saunders with body kicks.  High kick and punches by Robertson.  Body shot by Robertson.  Head kick by Robertson.  Saunders with a hard body kick.  Robertson landing hard punches.  Saunders with a knee.  Saunders with elbows.  Robertson’s round 20-18.

Third round: Hard kick by Saundes.  Knee by Saunders.  Robertson missing a spinning kick.  Takedown by Robertson.  Saunders landing elbows from the bottom.  Lots of blood from Robertson.  Robertson all bloody from he elbows.  Saunders landing tons of elbows from the bottom.  Robertson threw some punches on the ground.  Saunders round, so 29-28 Robertson.

Scores: 29-28 Saunders 29-28 Robertson 29-28 Saunders

LIGHTWEIGHTS: JIM MILLER VS. DANNY CASTILLO

First round: Saunders throwing kicks.  Robertson moved in and working for a takedown.   Robertson took him down.  Saunders up after trying an uma plata.  Left by Robertson.  Saunders landing body kicks.  A good body kick by Saunders.  Robertson landed two good rights. Robertso hurt Saunders with a right landed a knee  Both landing punches and Saunders with a high kick.  Saunders landing kicks.  Robertson dropped him with a right hook.  10-9 Robertson.

Second round:   Robertson landing solid punches.  Elbow and punch by Robertson.  Saunders did an Arena Mexico kick for a time out Saunders with a head kick.  Saunders with a knee.  Robertson landing hard righs.  Saunders with body kicks.  High kick and punches by Robertson.  Body shot by Robertson.  Head kick by Robertson.  Saunders with a hard body kick.  Robertson landing hard punches.  Saunders with a knee.  Saunders with elbows.  Robertson’s round 20-18.

Third round: Hard kick by Saundes.  Knee by Saunders.  Robertson missing a spinning kick.  Takedown by Robertson.  Saunders landing elbows from the bottom.  Lots of blood from Robertson.  Robertson all bloody from he elbows.  Saunders landing tons of elbows from the bottom.  Robertson threw some punches on the ground.  Saunders round, so 29-28 Robertson.

Scores: 29-28 Saunders 29-28 Robertson 29-28 Saunders

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS: GIAN VILLANTE VS. TOM LAWLOR

First round: Villante much bigger.  Head kick by Villante.  Right by Lawlor.  Villante hurt him with a right.  Uppercut by Villante.  Low kick by Villante.  Right by Lawlor.  Head kick by Villante.  Hard right by Villante.  Low kick by Villante.  Villante with uppercuts.  Lawlor bleeding from the right eye.  Low kick by Villante.  Another low kick by Villante.  Low kick by Villante.  Lawler’s right leg is all bruised up.  Another low kick by Villante.  Villante took him down off a kick and let him right up.  Head kick by Villante.  10-9 Villante

Second round: Two uppercuts by Villante.  Lawlor dropped him with a right hook to the jaw and Villante went down and he was out, and the fight was stopped.

MAIN CARD (FOX- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS: JOE LAUZON VS. TAKANORI GOMI

First round: Gomi landing punches now.  Lauzon aleady bleeding.  Lauzon took him down and got his back.  He went for a stump puller but Gomi got away.  Elbows on the ground by Lauzon.  Lauzon pounding on him from back control.  Hard shots and Gomi was out.  Lauzon got up and walked away even though Herb Dean didn’t call it of.  When he saw how messed up Gomi was, Dean called it.  That was weird.  Thank God it didn't backfire on him.

LIGHTWEIGHTS: EDSON BARBOZA VS. PAUL FELDER

First round: Barboza with a left kick.  Body kick by Barboza and a second one.  Low kick by Felder.  Barboza’s right eye is in bad shape already.  Spinning backfist by Barboza. Spin kick to the groin by Barboza.  That was one of the worst low blows you’ll ever see.  Felder tried a spinning kick but missed.  Knee by Felder.  Barboza 10-9.

Second round: Both trading spin kicks.  Spin kick to the body by Barboza.  Felder landing punches.  Felder with a spinning backfist.  Left by Felder.  Barboza missing on his punches.  Hard body kick by Barboza.  Spinning elbow by Felder.  Spinning kick to the back by Barbzoa.  Body shot by Barboza. Barboza tried a takedown but didn’t get it.  Hard knee by Felder.  Body shot and two hard kicks by Barboza.  This is a great round.  Barboza 20-18 but this round is close.

Third round: Body kick by Barboza.  Left by Barboza.  Low kick by Barboza.  Body kick by Baroza.  Low kick by Felder.  Body kick by Barboza.  Felder shot in for a takedown.  Barboza’s round 30-27

Scores: All three had it 29-28 for Barboza.  Felder was furious.

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHTS: MIESHA TATE VS. JESSICA EYE

First round: Eye landing a lot of punches.  Eye landing more punches.  Tate landed a kick and Eye came back with a lot of punches.  Eye is taking her part so far.  Right by Tate.  Eye hurt her with punches.  Tate tried a takedown.  Eye landed punches.  Tate just hurt her and dropped her with an overhand right.  Tate on top on the ground.  Crowd chanting for Tate.  Tate landing a lot of elbows to the side of the head.  Tate 10-9.

Second round: Right by Tate.  Body kick by Tate.  Nice right by Tate.  Tate in with a right.  Tate pushed her into the fence.  Tate landing good punches.  Tate hurt her and put her down again.  Eye got her in a no arm triangle.  Tate escaped.  Tate on top pounding the body.  Tate throwing elbows to the body.  Tate working for a guillotine as time expired.  20-18 Tate.

Third round: Head kick by Eye.  Hard kick by Eye.  Tate took her down.  Tate has her back.  Tate kicked her in the head on the ground and it wasn’t called a foul.  Yves Lavigne ordered a stand up as Tate was in control on the ground.  That was insane.  Tate working for a takedown but didn’t get it.  Eye with two hard knees Tate 30-27.

Scores: All three have it 30-27 for Tate.

UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: T.J. DILLASHAW(C) VS. RENAN BARAO

First round: Front kick by Barao.  Barao landing some punches.  Barao landed a right and a left.  Knees by Barao.  Dillashaw with an uppercut.  Nice left by Dillashaw.  Dillashaw hurt him with two rights.  Dillashaw ith some punches from he clinch.  Hard knees by Barao to the body.  Dillashw slipped.  Dillahsaw with a punch.  Dillashaw hurt him with punches. Kick by Dillasjaw/  Dillashaw landed jabs.  Left and low kick by Dillashaw.  High kick by Dillashaw.  Barao back with unches.  Trading big punches and Barao got the better of it.  Dillashaw 10-9.

Second round: Body kick by Dillashaw and punches.  Knee by Dillashaw.  Dillashaw working for the takedown.  Elbow by Dillashaw.  Left by Dillashaw.  Trading and Dillashaw got the best punch in.  Right by Barao. Barao took him down but Dillashaw back up.  Knee by Dillashaw .  Dillahsw with a high kick. Knee by Barao.  Dillashaw with a right.  Barao back with a right.  Dillashaw with a right.  Dillashaw shot for a takedown but didn’t get it.  Dillashaw 20-18.

Third round: Both trading again.  Head kick by Dillashaw.  Barao shot in.  Dillashaw got his back.  Body kick by Dillashaw.  Body kick by Dillahsaw.  Knee by Barao from close range.  Barao tried a guillotine but Dillashaw out.  Dillashaw with a right head kick but Barao back with a body kick.   Dillashaw hurt him with a left and a right. Barao is in trouble, two big knees by Dillahaw but Barao surived the round 30-27 Dillashaw.

Fourth round: Dillashaw landing big punches and Herb Dean stopped it.  Dillashaw took him apart.  :35                         :