On Saturday, May 24, the UFC hosted UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight title was on the line as champion Renan Barao defended his title against T.J. Dillashaw. The Brazilian Barao rode a gaudy 33-fight unbeaten streak that dated back to 2005 into the contest. In February, the Nova Uniao product dispatched of Urijah Faber at UFC 169. Dillashaw, meanwhile, had gone 5-2 inside the Octagon prior to the title affair. The Team Alpha Male fighter was the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 14 and most recently edged Mike Easton at UFC Fight Night 35 in January.

Also on the main card, unbeaten wrestling stalwart Daniel Cormier looked to move one step closer to a light heavyweight title shot when he battled former Strikeforce and Pride champion Dan Henderson. Cormier starched Patrick Cummins in his 205-pound debut in February, while Henderson moved back into title talk in March with a TKO of former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Rounding out the pay-per-view card were welterweights Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger, bantamweights Takeya Mizugaki and Francisco Rivera, and lightweights James Krause and Jamie Varner.

The 12-fight card kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional bouts followed on Fox Sports 1 on at 8 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

For the full results and recap of the event, click here.

Once the event is in the books, what is more fun to do afterwards that doesn’t belong in a commercial entitled What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas? You guessed it: hanging out with The MMA Corner’s Josh Davis, Jason Schielke and Justin Fuller as they break down all of the action prior to the event’s post-fight press conference. The live video stream will begin immediately following the main event. Be sure to join us by either watching the video above or joining our hangout on Google+. Do you have a question or a topic you’d like the hosts to discuss? Send them a tweet @TheMMACorner or post in the question and answer section of the hangout.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson
Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
James Krause vs. Jamie Varner
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth
Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta
UFC Fight Pass Preliminart Card
Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Aaron Phillips vs. Sam Sicilia
Jingliang Li vs. David Michaud

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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.