Renan Barao vs. TJ Dillashaw To Headline UFC 173

UFC 173 will now be headlined with bantamweight champion Renan Barao putting his title up against Team Alpha Male fighter TJ Dillashaw as the main event on May 24th in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup with USA Today on earlier this week.

The news comes on the heels of the original UFC 173 main event falling off the card when middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a knee injury forcing him to delay the scheduled bout against Lyoto Machida. That fight will now take place on July 5 as the main event for UFC 175 instead.

With Weidman vs. Machida scrapped for the time being, the UFC had to scramble to find a new fight and Barao was the champion who got the call.

UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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