The main event for UFC on FOX 16 on July 25th has been announced as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will defend the title against former champion Renan Barao in a rematch of their UFC 173 bout.
The fight booking was announced today on Fox Sports 1 and in addition, Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury and Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye has been added to the fight card.
UFC on FOX 16 will come from the United Center in Chicago on July 25th and tickets will go on sale May 29th.
This is the third time that the rematch between Dillashaw and Barao has been scheduled by the UFC. Initially, they were supposed to meet for a second time at UFC 177 last year, but the fight was scratched on the day of the weigh-ins due to Barao being pulled from the event because of medical reasons. The rematch was most recently booked for next week’s UFC 186, but a rib injury suffered by Dillashaw forced the bout to be delayed once again.
The current UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao II fight card is below.
T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) vs. Renan Barao (33–2, 1NC)
Anthony Pettis (18-3) vs. Myles Jury (15-1)
Miesha Tate (16-5) vs. Jessica Eye (11-2,1 NC)