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T.J. Dillashaw

T.J. Dillashaw

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  • Given Name: Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw
  • MMA Record: 14-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1986.02.07
  • Last Fight: December 30, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Elevation Fight Team
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 68.0" (173cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $820,000 USD
  • Born: Sonora, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Sacramento, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: Cal State Fullerton
  • Foundation Style: N/A
  • Head Coach: Duane Ludwig
  • Other Coaches: N/A

T.J. Dillashaw Bantamweight Ranking History

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T.J. Dillashaw MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br John Lineker
13-3-0 29-7-0

Us UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.12.30
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Raphael Assunção
12-3-0 23-4-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.07.09
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Dominick Cruz
12-2-0 20-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2016.01.17
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($70K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#77 Greatest Fight of All Time
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC Fight Night 81 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:35 Round 4 of 5, 15:35 Total

Br Renan Barão
11-2-0 33-2-0

Us UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2015.07.25
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#37 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC on FOX 16 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Renan Barão UFC 186 2015.04.25
Reason: Dillashaw Fractured Rib
Cancelled Bout Renan Barão UFC 177 2014.08.30
Reason: Barao medical issues related to weight cut
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:20 Round 5 of 5, 22:20 Total

Us Joe Soto
10-2-0 15-2-0

Us UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2014.08.30
Odds: -1200 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 ($50K Base, $50K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
UFC 177 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:26 Round 5 of 5, 22:26 Total

Br Renan Barão
9-2-0 32-1-0

Us UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2014.05.24
Odds: +650 (Huge Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $136,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#4 Biggest Upset of All Time
#87 Greatest Fight of All Time
#15 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC 173 Fight of the Night
UFC 173 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Takeya Mizugaki UFC 173 2014.05.24
Reason: Dillashaw to Title Fight
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Easton
8-2-0 13-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.01.15
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#24 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Raphael Assunção
8-1-0 20-4-0

Br UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.10.09
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 29 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Raphael Assunção UFC UFN 28 2013.09.04
Reason: Assuncao Medical Issue
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:22 Round 1 of 3

Br Hugo Viana
7-1-0 7-0-0

Us UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.04.20
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:26 Round 2 of 3, 5:26 Total

Jp Issei Tamura
6-1-0 7-3-0

Ca UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.03.16
Odds: -675 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Mike Easton UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Dillashaw Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:33 Round 1 of 3

Gb Vaughan Lee
5-1-0 12-7-1

Us UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.07.11
Odds: -415 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Walel Watson
4-1-0 9-3-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:54 Round 1 of 3

Us John Dodson
4-0-0 11-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 135 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: -215 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Dustin Pague
4-0-0 10-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.12
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
1:44 Round 2 of 2, 6:44 Total

Ca Roland Delorme
4-0-0 6-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.06
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
Exhibition Bout
5:00 Round 1 of 2

Us Matt Jaggers
4-0-0 20-7-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.06.07
Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Taylor McCorriston

Us California Regional

2010.11.20
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike Suarez

Us California Regional

2010.10.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Brandon Drucker

Us California Regional

2010.05.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Czar Sklavos

Us King of the Cage

2010.03.26
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Cason Bowen

Us Idaho Regional

2009.10.23

T.J. Dillashaw Wiki Update Wiki

T.J. Dillashaw is a wrestler fighting out of Team Alpha Male in Sacremento, California. He ended his high school career with a record of 170-33 and went on to wrestle for Cal State Fullerton where he was ranked 10th in the nation at 133 lbs in his senior year. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He has finished six of his nine fights with equal numbers of submissions and knockouts. He has earned the "Fight of the Night" bonus one time.


Dillashaw was invited to join Team Alpha Male by Urijah Faber to start his MMA training. He went 2-0 as an amateur before making his pro debut. He fought fellow debuter, Czar Sklovas in King of the Cage and was able to pick up a unanimous decision win. Dillashaw would win 3 more fights, finishing all of his opponents to bring his record to 4-0 when he tried out for The Ultimate Fighter.

Dillashaw defeated Matt Jaggers by a first round TKO to gain entry into The Ultimate Fighter house and was picked to join Team Bisping as the third overall bantamweight pick. He would then defeat Roland Delorme by rear naked choke in the preliminary round to move on to the semi finals. In the semi final fight, he would face off against Dustin Pague who was also a wrestler. TJ would grind out a dominating unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26) victory to secure a spot in the final. He would make his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale facing off against John Dodson. He would lose in the first round by TKO handing Dillashaw his first loss in MMA.

Dillashaw bounced back with a Unanimous Decision victory over Walel Watson and a first round submission over Vaughan Lee. Dillashaw would continue this win streak with a nice finish by TKO in the 2nd round against Issei Tamura at UFC 158. TJ would then face off against TUF Brazil alum and undefeated fighter Hugo Viana at UFX on Fox 7. His win streak would continue with another impressive TKO finish in the first round. He next fought fellow top 10 bantamweight, Raphael Assuncao, at UFC Fight Night 29. In a very exciting and very close fight, Dillashaw would lose a spilt decision. He did however, become the first person take Assuncao down in a pro fight. Their fight would earn both fighters Fight of the Night honors. He took on Mike Easton at UFC Fight Night 35 and was able to win a convincing unanimous decision.


On 24 May, 2014 at UFC 173, Dillashaw made one of the biggest upsets in UFC's history and easily the biggest upset in the Bantam Weight Division, when he took on Renan Barao and beating him in a spectacular fashion, by TKO in Round 5 at 2:22. Dillashaw used his hands to dictate the fight from start to finish, snapping Barao's 22 fight winning streak and 34 fight unbeaten streak. The last time Barao was defeated was back in his pro debut in 14 April, 2005. Dillashaw stuck to his game plan of using lateral movement to drop kicks and punches to Barao, who did not utilize his kicks, most likely to avoid Dillashaw's takedowns. Dillashaw finished the fight with a punch, a kick, and another quick punch to drop the tired Champion on his back. Dillashaw immediately took advantage of this and landed several hard shots on the ground until Referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. This fight was also Dillashaw's second time winning the Fight of the Night bonus and the first time winning Performance of the Night.


Dillashaw was scheduled to rematch Barao at UFC 177 however the day before the event Barao would pull out of the fight because of weight cutting issues. However Joe Soto would step in to save the title fight for the card. Soto put forth a good effort but Dillashaw was able to defend his belt for the first time with a performance of the night TKO in the fight round.



The Ultimate Fighter 14

Episode 1 Dillashaw def. Matt Jaggers by TKO (Strikes) at 5:00 of Round 1

Episode 7 Dillashaw def. Roland Delorme by Rear Naked Choke at 1:43 of Round 2

Episode 9 Dillashaw def. Dustin Pague by Unanimous Decision

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale John Dodson def. Dillashaw by TKO (Punches) at 1:54 of Round 1




Last updated 09.09.2014, 10:02 AM ET
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