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Jenny Price
06/06/2014 7:35 AM

An Angels Camps native and UFC champion was honored at the state Capitol Thursday.

T.J. Dillashaw was recognized by Sen. Tom Berryhill on the Senate floor after he took the UFC bantamweight title on May 24 in Las Vegas.

Many considered Dillashaw's win to be a major upset because he beat former UFC champion Renan Barao, who was undefeated in his past 34 fights.

"It was a decisive victory and well-deserved," Berryhill said. "He worked hard and took Barao out fair and square. I would love to credit T.J.'s rural roots --he is from the very best Senate district in California -- but I think his incredible perseverance, talent and hard work won the day."

Read more: http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/ufc-champion-angels-camp-native-honored-at-capitol/26351696#ixzz33rywtXSh

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