Joe Silva' Shoes: What next for UFC 177's winners?
By: Mike Bohn, MMA Junkie
"A UFC bantamweight championship fight headlined the card. However, it wasn’t the one anticipated for the past few months. T.J. Dillashaw (11-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) held on to his belt with a fifth-round knockout of last-minute replacement Joe Soto (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) after his original opponent, ex-champ Renan Barao, pulled out on the eve of the event.
"Prior to the main event, a number of entertaining fights rounded out the main card as Tony Ferguson (16-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) took home a split-decision win, Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) scored a knockout, and Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Yancy Medeiros (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) picked up submission finishes.
"After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Joe Silva’s (and Sean Shelby’s) shoes, and play UFC matchmaker."
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