T.J. DILLASHAW DISCUSSES HIS RIB INJURY AND UPCOMING OPPONENT RENAN BARAO ON AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’

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T.J. DILLASHAW DISCUSSES HIS RIB INJURY AND UPCOMING OPPONENT RENAN BARAO ON AXS TV’S ‘INSIDE MMA’

Other Highlights Include Interviews with Lyoto Machida and Conor McGregor and News from Rolles and Renzo Gracie

Tetsuya Yamato Wins Super Lightweight Title with First Round TKO on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 21’

LOS ANGELES – March 27, 2015 – UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw joined AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight for an interview with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. During the interview, Dillashaw gave an update on his recently announced rib injury and shared his thoughts on his upcoming opponent, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao: http://bit.ly/IMMADillashaw

UFC middleweight fighter Lyoto Machida stopped by the INSIDE MMA studio for an interview with Rice and Rutten. In this clip, Machida discusses training and expectations for his headlining fight versus Luke Rockhold April 18: http://bit.ly/IMMAMachida

INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck caught up with UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor. In this clip, McGregor shares his thoughts on performance enhancing drug testing, his title fight, and potentially moving weight classes: http://bit.ly/IMMAMcGregor

In tonight’s news segment, INSIDE MMA reported that MMA fighter Rolles Gracie will fight Mariusz Pudzianowski at Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) 32 in October and Renzo Gracie is recovering from ACL replacement surgery to his right knee: http://bit.ly/IMMAGracie

On AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 21, Tetsuya Yamato won the LION FIGHT super lightweight title with a first round TKO over reigning champion Kevin Ross (30-9), while former LION FIGHT featherweight champion Tiffany Van Soest (11-2-1) defeated Chajmaa Bellakhal (44-11-2). AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s action in this week’s highlight video: http://bit.ly/LionFight21

Here are the official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 21:

Main Event – Super Lightweight Title Fight –Tetsuya Yamato (34-11) defeated Kevin Ross (30-9) via TKO at 2:43 in round one.

Featherweight fight – Tiffany Van Soest (13-2-1) defeated Chajmaa Bellakhal (44-11-2) via decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).

Welterweight fight – Malaipet Sasiprapa (146-29-6) defeated Ben Yelle (23-17-1) via decision (unanimous) (50-46, 49-46, 49-46).

Featherweight fight – Victor Saravia (3-0) defeated Sam Poulton (2-2) via decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-44, 50-45).

Middleweight – Josh Shepard (4-1) defeated Jose Lopez (5-4) via knockout at 1:33 in round one.

Welterweight – Nick Chasteen (4-1) defeated Tony Fausto (0-1) via TKO at 2:19 in round four.

Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 41, former UFC fighter Daniel Pineda (20-11) faces lightweight Jonny Carson (11-6) in the main event. The main card airs live on Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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