The former champion TJ Dillashaw will get the opportunity to correct one of the most controversial losses on his reccord as he will rematch top contender Raphael Assuncao at the biggest event of the year UFC 200, as reported by ESPN.com.
Assuncao (23-10, 7-1 in UFC) defeated Dillashaw (12-3, 8-3 in UFC) in a highly debatable split decision which earned Fight of the Night honors at UFC Fight Night 29 in October of 2013. The event was held in Brazil and was Dillashaw’s only loss in a nine-stretch span which saw him rise to the UFC bantamweight title. The Brazilian contender is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak and was even touted to face Renan Barao for the UFC Bantamweight title back in May of 2014 but was unable to compete on the card due to injury. Assuncao’s last win was against Bryan Caraway nearly two years ago October of 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.
Dillashaw is coming off another razor-thin split decision loss where he lost his Bantamweight title to Dominick Cruz. “The Viper” holds eight wins inside the Octagon, five of which are knockout finishes, and one by submission.
UFC 200 takes place at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 9th. The full is as shown below:
- Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
- José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
- Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
- Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
- Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
- Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon
- Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marín
- Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
- Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Peña T
- T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assunção