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T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth
T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth

T.J. Dillashaw knew his last-minute opponent, Joe Soto was coming for his belt, drenched in chance-of-a-lifetime adrenaline. It didn't matter. Dillashaw, successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight belt for the first time with a home crowd's support at Sleep Train Arena, overwhelmed the game Soto with his hand speed, finishing him with a technical-knockout victory at the 2:20 mark of the fifth round. "I'll fight anybody they put in front of me, and I'll beat him," Dillashaw said in the octagon, referring both to his next foe and the circumstances that set up Saturday. Dillashaw (11-2) claimed his victory by repeating the flurry...

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