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Dillashaw fights sub

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

T.J. Dillashaw was looking forward to beating the man he won the UFC bantamweight title from in May and cementing his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the business. Instead, Dillashaw will have to settle for a last-minute replacement. Renan Barao was removed from the rematch against Dillashaw (11-2) after reportedly feeling ill during his weight cut Friday. He was replaced by Joe Soto (15-2), who was scheduled to fight the undercard against Anthony Birchak. Dillashaw and Soto are set for a five-round bout headlining UFC 177 tonight in Sacramento, California, a little more than 80 miles from where the current champ grew up in Angels Camp. Birchak’s new opponent was not immediately announced. – Associated Press



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