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The bout between Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald was confirmed by UFC President Dana White earlier this week and now we have a venue in which it will take place.
The two will tangle for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship on February 16 from Wembley Arena in London, England.
Barao (29-1) was originally wanting to wait until Dominick Cruz returned from injury, however just days ago it was announced that Cruz would be sidelined for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery. The Interim Champ is riding a 29 fight winning streak that dates back to 2005.
Barao earned the Interim title by defeating Urijah Faber by Unanimous Decision at UFC 149 back in July.
McDonald (19-1) is also on a winning streak of his own; his being eight fights. He is undefeated at 4-0 inside the Octagon. Most recently “Mayday” finished former WEC champ Miguel Torres in the very first round.
UFC on FUEL TV 7 will go down on February 16 from London’s Wembley Arena. Also featured on the card will be Che M...
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Early Thursday morning, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao (Pictured) will make his first title defense when he faces Michael McDonald at “UFC on FUEL TV 7.”
The event take place February 16th inside Wembley Arena in London, England.
Barao was hoping to ride the pine until reigning 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz...
With the news coming yesterday that Dominick Cruz would be out of action for an additional 9 months to a year with his body rejecting a cadaver graft to his knee, all eyes turned to UFC bantamweight interim champion Renan Barao, who has been vocal about waiting for his title unification shot. All of that [...]
The rumor mill has been swirling for the past month about Michael McDonald being the next in line for Renan Barao’s Interim Bantamweight Title. On Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” UFC President Dana White confirmed that the match-up will go down.
No date or time was announced, but the fight will more than likely take place in early 2013.
Barao (29-1) was originally wanting...
Shortly after confirming a bantamweight title affair between interim champ Renan Barao and Michael McDonald would headline their return trip across the pond, the UFC added a slew of scraps to the February 16th lineup.
Welterweight Matt Riddle (Pictured) meets Che Mills, Andy Ogle fights Josh Grispi, Phil Harris gets Ulysses Gomez, Vaughan Lee battles Motonobu Tezuka, Terry Etim faces...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to London on February 16th for their seventh event on FUEL TV. The event will be held at the historic Wembley Arena.
Promotion officials confirmed that UFC on FUEL TV 7 will be headlined by interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao defending his title against Michael McDonald. In addition, the following bouts have also been announced for...
As we all know full well, the Octagon show waits for no man. With reigning UFC bantamweight king Dominick Cruz expected to be sidelined for much of 2013 recovering from his second knee operation in five months, interim 135-pound champ Renan Barao (Pictured) will be forced to defend his manufactured belt prior to Cruz’s return.
UFC president Dana White confirmed Barao will put his...