Last minute changes in Sacramento (UFC 177 Review)

The UFC had planned one of the biggest rematches of the year to highlight UFC 177 in a night that was supposed to provide redemption or reassurance. TJ Dillashaw was the champion after beating a man nobody thought he could beat in Renan Barao. This was the chance for Barao to get back in the octagon and take the belt back after being handled easily by a fighter that nobody thought even belonged in a title shot.

Chances seized in San Antonio (UFC Fight Night 44 Review)

In 2007 a 21-year old rising star would make his UFC debut in the undercard of UFC 71 and would lose that fight via submission. That young inexperienced fighter was Jeremy Stephens and he would not continue losing after a bad opening bout. Stephens would continue to fight in the UFC and after entering the promotion would never be cut. That was in large part due to his ability to string together wins and earn fight bonuses in most of his fights.

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