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It's very rare that an interim title is defended in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Usually when a fighter wins one, they wait for the divisions true champion to come back so they can unify it, no matter how long that wait may be. At the young age of 25, currently riding high on a 30-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao chose to continue working. And by working I mean cracking skulls and gettin' money.
Video: Highlights: UFC on FUEL TV 7
Barao was able to submit Michael McDonald after absorbing some big shots from the dangerous striker throughout the first three rounds. Barao said he wanted to take it to the ground to score the submission win, and like a true champion, he did exactly what he told us he was going to do. McDonald gave him a great fight, and it likely won't be the last time we see these two talented 'young guns' go toe-to-toe under the UFC banner. Now it's time for the young McDonald to go back and make some adjustments in his game after taking a round from Barao and going into deep waters for the first time in his career. For Barao, its time to reap the benefits of being a UFC champion, and now it's time to wait for Dominick Cruz to return.
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Renan Barao scores a fourth round arm-triangle submission victory over Michael McDonald in the main event of the UFC on FUEL TV 7: "Barao vs. McDonald" show earlier today (Sat., Feb. 16, 2013) at Wembley Arena in London, England, to retain his Interim bantamweight championship and set up a future showdown with current division kingpin, the injured Dominick Cruz. Barao once...
“UFC on FUEL TV: Barao vs. McDonald” will be jumping off Saturday inside Wembley Arena in London, England. Facebook kicks off today’s festivities by streaming six preliminary bouts at approximately 12:15PM ET/9:15AM PT.
Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live. FUEL TV will then broadcast the main card live starting at 3PM ET...
UFC Octagon Girl Carly Baker Is Ready For Violence In London London, England's Wembley Arena will be the setting for the today's title fight between Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao and Michael 'Mayday' McDonald. Modesto's own McDonald will attempt to become the youngest champion in the promotions history in what will serve as the first UFC title fight...
Now that “UFC on FUEL TV: Barao vs. McDonald” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 6PM ET/3PM PT.
In addition to UFC President Dana White (Pictured), featured fighters Renan Barao, Michael McDonald and the card’s the other notable athletes who...
Watch as interim champ Renan Barao talks about his mindset and how it got him to the level he is at today. Shout out to Intravid for the find.
Joe Rogan breaks down Barao vs McDonald
Renan Barao highlights
The Ultimate Fighting Championships announced the UFC on Fuel TV 7 live gate and attendance as well as the bonus awards at the post-fight press conference.
Live Gate: $1.3 million
Knockout of the Night – Tom Watson
Submission of the Night – Renan Barao
Fight of the Night – Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Each fighter was awarded $50,000 for their efforts.
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FUEL TV: Barao vs. McDonald” take place today in England. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 11AM ET/8AM PT.
Renan Barao (Pictured) breaks in his interim bantamweight crown against Michael McDonald in the show’s featured attraction. A featherweight shootout between Cub Swanson and Dustin Poirier serves...
Another Saturday afternoon has passed and with it has passed another UFC event. With a somewhat strange airtime of 3:30 in the afternoon, the UFC still managed another successful event in the United Kingdom.
UFC on Fuel TV 7 took place earlier today and featured an outstanding title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald and a foray of British talent showcasing their skills in front of their hometown crowd.With the event now behind us, the post-fight press conference is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. EST.
Watch the live stream below:
Check out the full results...
If you’re looking for big names from this weekend’s UFC event on Fuel TV, don’t. Renan Barao and Mike McDonald is the main event. And other than Cub Swanson, there’s not a lot of big names on the card. That’s not to say this card is devoid of talent. There’s some exciting match-ups to watch [...]