By Jeff Wagenheim
May 27, 2014
T.J. Dillashaw's stunning defeat of Renan Barão created some interesting possibilities in the bantamweight division.
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22. The big winner, as always seems to be the case, no matter what the result inside the cage, is the UFC. Dana White has lashed out at suggestions that Barão, a quiet young man with no English to get him through a promotional tour, is a hard sell. But it's true. His star has shone only as brightly as his fight performances have. Dillashaw isn't exactly Mr. Personality, but he'll likely get much attention on the strength of his astounding upset alone. T.J. claiming the championship shakes things up, if nothing else. Rather than a bantamweight division that was appearing stagnant, the fight promotion now has so many possibilities. Among them is a return to power by Barão, who could very well win over fans if his evening of vulnerability transforms him into even more of a destroyer than we were sure he was.

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