Former Titan Wrestlers Co-Headline UFC Fight

Fullerton, Calif. - Former Cal State Fullerton wrestlers Dan Henderson and T.J. Dillashaw will co-headline Saturday night's (May 24) Ultimate Fighting Championships on pay-per-view, airing live beginning at 7 p.m. from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

The twenty-eight year old Dillashaw (9-2) is the underdog in the bantamweight main event UFC 173 fight against reigning champ Renan Barao, who brings a  solid 32-1 resume into the bout. 

Dillashaw wrestled for the Titans from 2006-2009 under former Titan Head Coach Dan Hicks and reached modest success, ranking as high as 10th in the nation at 133-pound weight class as a senior.

The veteran and No. 6-ranked Henderson (30-11 overall, 7-5 UFC) is standing in the way of a powerful up-and-comer in No. 4-ranked Daniel Cormier (14-0 overall, 3-0 UFC). The winner of this fight will get a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title. 

The 43-year old Henderson wrestled at Cal State Fullerton for two years in 1989 and 1990 under then-Head Coach Dan Lewis before transferring to Arizona State for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. While in Tempe, Ariz., he emerged as a standout his senior year and competed for the NCAA national championship in 1993. He is a two-time U.S. Olympian in Greco-Roman wrestling (1992 and 1996) and is one of the most accomplished and admired champions in the history of mixed martial arts. 

Cal State Fullerton has been without a wrestling program since it was terminated at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season due to severe budget cuts. Fullerton never won a team championship, but boasted 31 conference championships, 12 Div. I and 3 Div. 3 All-Americans and 87 NCAA Div. I national qualifiers – including one in each of its last 26 years of existence. 

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Wed Feb 22
12:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Wed Feb 22
1:30 PM
Loyola Marymount
at Cal State Fullerton
Rescheduled from Feb. 19
-2
Wed Feb 22
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Wed Feb 22
5:00 PM
San Diego State
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Wed Feb 22
7:00 PM
UC Irvine
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
-2
Thu Feb 23
6:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Feb 23
7:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-3
Fri Feb 24
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Fri Feb 24
1:30 PM
Eastern Michigan
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Feb 24
6:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-3
Sat Feb 25
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 25
2:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sat Feb 25
5:00 PM
Georgia
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
6:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 25
7:30 PM
Louisville
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Feb 26
1:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sun Feb 26
2:00 PM
Utah
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 26
4:30 PM
St. John's (N.Y.)
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-2
Wed Mar 01
5:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
No Event
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