The UFC touched down in the ‘Windy City’ of Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, for UFC on Fox 16.

UFC on Fox 16 was not your normal free UFC card. The card featured the bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

Dillashaw was coming off of his first title defense, against Joe Soto at UFC 177, where he once again won in the fifth and final round by TKO. Dillashaw had defeated Barao in the fifth and final round by TKO to win the bantamweight title back at UFC 173.

Barao was coming off of a third-round submission victory over Mitch Gagnon. It was a victory that earned him another title shot at Dillashaw, who he was scheduled to fight at UFC 177, but a difficult weight cut forced him from the fight.

All the drama aside, the two best bantamweight fighters in the world finally went at it again for Dillashaw vs. Barao 2.

Other than the five round bantamweight title fight, there was a very good women’s bantamweight fight between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye, a lightweight war between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder, another lightweight scrap between Joe Lauzon and Takanori Gomi, a light heavyweight fight between Gian Villante and Tom Lawlor, and another lightweight fight between Jim Miller and Danny Castillo.

Main Card Summary

TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao

Round 1: Dillashaw started just how he did in the last fight. He came out agressiuve and was controlling the fight. They both were trading, but Diullashaw was landing bigger shots. Dullasahw caught Barao silid and rocked him, but did not do anything with it. They traded shots once again and then Dillashaw caught Barao once again. Dillashaw was moving all over the place and hitting from all angles. Barao was not turning back though and started to score as well. It was a very solid first round of a championship fight.

Round 2: Dillashaw came out agressi eonce again. He seemed to really dial in in the second round. Dillashaw was landing at will and his straight left hand was scoring early and often. Barao was really slowing down, but he was still landing as well. Dillashaw just kept scoring though and was rocking Barao all over the cage. Barao did take Dillashaw down, but Dillashaw got up right away. Dillashaw ended the round strong and was landing at will.

Round 3: The third round was just a continuation of the first two. Dillashaw was moving all over the cage and landing wherever and whenever he wanted. He was looking like a true champion in the cage and Barao had no answer. Dillashaw was breaking Barao down and just kept landing. At the end of the round Dillashaw rocked Barao, but Barao was saved by the bell

Round 4: Dillashaw came right out and swinging since Barao was hurt at the end of the third. Dillashaw kept landing shots and finally the referee stepped in. AND STILL! Dillashaw defended his title against the man he beat to get it.

TJ Dillashaw def. Renan Barao by TKO (punches) Round 4 (0:35)

Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye

Round 1: Jessica Eye came out firing in the first round. Her and Tate were trading, but Eye was the one winning the exchanges. She was working her punches well and Tate did not have an answer early. Then, Tate landed a nice shot and eye smiled it off, but got too cocky. As Eye was smiling, Tate landed a bomb that dropped Eye. Tate swarmed on top and landed a couple more shots. Tate ended the round on top and seemed to win the round.

Round 2: Tate came out aggressive in the round because she ended the first round so strong. Eye was game though and was trading with her, but Tate started landing some solid shots. Tate then caught Eye again and keot pushing forward. She dropped Eye once again and seemed as if she was going to end the fight, but Eye held on once again. Tate tried to secure a guillotine towards the end of the round, but ran out of time to end it.

Round 3: The third round started a lot slower than the first two. Tate seemed to know she was winning the fight and was trying to not get finished. Eye was badly hurt in the first two rounds and was not doing a good job of trying to end the fight. Tate then shot for a takedown and secured it. She got Eye’s back. She then landed a very awkward kick to the head/neck area of eye from the back, but other than that, she did not do very much damage. The referee stood them up and the fight ended shortly after.

Miesha Tate def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder

Round 1: Both fighters came out like they promised and were tradining early. Felder caught Barboza with a hard left hand and hurt his eye. They both kept trading kicks. Felder seem to land more of the spinning stries early, but Barboza was landing some hard body kicks. The round went back and forth and both fighters seemed to have their moments

Round 2: Barboza’s eye was really swollen to start the round. Felder and Barboza both left off where they started in round one. They both kept throwing kicks and spinning strikes, they both kept trading and landing their shots. It was hard again to judge who won the round, but it was an awesome round once again.

Round 3: The round started out with a much-needed high five by the two fighters. They put on a show through two rounds. The third round was just the same. Both fighters kept trading and landing crazy strikes. Barboza seemed to pull away in the round, but Felder was still holding his own. Felder went for a takedown towards the end of the round, but was unsuccessful. The fight itself was amazing and was the favorite for the Fight of the Night bonus. They both brought it and no fighter in that fight should be ashamed of anything. They put on a show.

Edson Barboza def. Paul Felder by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi
Round 1: Gomi started to land shots earl, but Lauzon started to land some good combos. Lauzon then shot for a takedown and secured it. He scrambled around and ended up getting Gomi’s back. Lauzon was landing bombs and Gomi could not stop them. Lauzon then stood up after Gomi was knocked out, but the referee did not stop it right away. It was very bizarre.

Joe Lauzon def. Takanori Gomi by TKO (punches) Round 1 (2:37)

Full Results

Main Card (FOX):

TJ Dillashaw def. Renan Barao by TKO (punches) Round 4 (0:35)

Miesha Tate def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Edson Barboza def. Paul Felder by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joe Lauzon def. Takanori Gomi by TKO (punches) Round 1 (2:37)

Prelims (FOX):

Tom Lawlor def. Gian Villante by KO (punches) Round 2 (0:27)

Jim Miller def. Danny Castillo by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Ben Saunders def. Kenny Robertson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bryan Caraway def. Eddie Wineland by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Prelims (UFC Fight Pass):

James Krause def. Daron Cruickshank by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (1:27)

Andrew Holbrook def. Ramsey Nijem by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Elizabeth Phillips def. Jessamyn Duke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Zak Cummings def. Dominique Steele by TKO (punches) Round 1 (0:43)