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Regional digest: T.J. Dillashaw again set to fight Renan Barao in UFC rematch

Bee Sports Staff

Angels Camp’s T.J. Dillashaw will defend his UFC bantamweight title against Renan Barao on July 25 in Chicago in a rematch that has been delayed twice.

The Dillashaw-Barao rematch will headline UFC on Fox 16 at the United Center. The main event will be broadcast on FOX40.

Dillashaw (12-2), who fights out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, beat Barao (35-2) at UFC 173 in Las Vegas on May 24. Dillashaw was scheduled to defend the title against Barao at UFC 177 at Sleep Train Arena on Aug. 30, but Barao was hospitalized the day before the fight as a result of attempts to cut weight. Dillashaw instead fought and defeated UFC newcomer Joe Soto in the main event.

The Dillashaw-Barao rematch was scheduled to headline UFC 186 in Montreal on April 25, but Dillashaw pulled out with a rib injury.

Two other bouts on the UFC on Fox 16 were announced Tuesday. Myles Jury will fight Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout and Miesha Tate will take on Jessica Eye in the women’s bantamweight division. The Tate-Eye bout will determine the No. 1 contender to Ronda Rousey’s title.

Pacific baseball tops Sac State

Visiting Pacific used a three-run eighth inning to help beat Sacramento State 9-6 for the nonconference win at John Smith Stadium, the Hornets reported.

Tyler Sullivan and J.J. Wagner combined for nine of the Tigers’ 15 hits. Former Jesuit High School standout Louis Mejia had two RBIs for Pacific (8-27).

Scotty Burcham had three hits for the Hornets (19-16). Nathan Lukes (Center) and Devin Lehman (Granite Bay) each had two hits. Lukes had two RBIs.

▪ Visiting USF scored seven of its runs over the last four innings in a 9-4 nonconference win over UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium, the Aggies reported.

Evan Heptig went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Aggies (20-14-1), who have lost seven of nine games. Tino Lipson had three hits, and Nick Lynch two. The Dons improved to 19-19.

Sac State tennis rolls

Sacramento State defeated Weber State 6-1 in a women’s tennis match at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club, the Hornets reported. It was the sixth win in a row for Sac State (16-9), which leads the Big Sky Conference with an 11-0 record.

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