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The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for this week

UFC matchmakers got busy this week booking several notable fights for the rest of 2014 as well as a few key matchups to start the year in 2015. Following a weight cutting disaster in his last fight, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao gets back in action at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in December against unlikely contender Mitch Gagnon. Also announced this week...
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Renan Barao To Fight Mitch Gagnon At UFC Fight Night 58

Former bantamweight champion Renan Barao will return to action in his native Brazil against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night on December 20th the promotion have announced. This marks quite a fall from grace for Barao who had been all set to try to win his title back in an immediate rematch with TJ Dillashaw at UFC 177 in August before he passed out in the bath during a tough weight...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Drugs Kids – Just Don’t Be Fat

  Renan Barao, the man who just a few short months ago Dana White was touting as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, will next be fighting on a UFC Fight Night card, and not in the headlining slot.  No, he’ll be fighting underneath C.B. Dollaway on the bill (no disrespect to Dollaway).  And […]
Via MMA Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao’s octagon return date and opponent have been set

After being removed from his bantamweight title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 due to severe weight cutting issues weigh-in day, former bantamweight champion Renan Barao lost his shot at reclaiming the gold Dillashaw had ripped from him early on in the year. Barao’s first step at getting back into the mix will come at the final UFC event of the year, UFC Fight Night 58...
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Renan Barao Returns Against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58

After blowing his immediate rematch with UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former champ Renan Barao (pictured) looks to start his road to redemption against Mitch Gagnon. The UFC announced Wednesday Barao and Gagnon will co-headline UFC Fight Night 58. The December 20 event goes down inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Barao had his 32-fight streak snapped...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former champ Renan Barao meets Mitch Gagnon in Sao Paulo co-main event

Renan Barao will indeed have to work his way back up the ladder. The former UFC bantamweight champion will meet Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the UFC announced on Twitter on Wednesday night. The card will air live on FOX Sports 1. A UFC official confirmed with FOX Sports that the bout would be the co-main event. Barao (32-2, 1 NC) had not lost...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao out of UFC 177 after passing out

And here we thought Henry Cejudo’s last-second scratch from UFC 177 would be the only major news coming out of Sacramento today. Just minutes before tipping the scale for his rematch against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, Renan Barao (pictured) was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s fight after passing out while cutting weight. Joe Soto, who was slated to meet Anthony Birchak...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Does TJ Dillashaw have what it takes to hold onto the belt?

TJ Dillashaw holding up the Bantamweight championship belt after earning it in a fifth round TKO victory over Renan Barao. This Saturday, August 30, 2014, TJ Dillashaw is set to do battle, in a rematch with Renan Barao for the bantamweight title at UFC 177 in Sacramento, CA. This fight will be Dillashaw’s first defense of the title he stripped from Barao only a few months earlier...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Renan Barao Will Fail To Reclaim The Title At UFC 177

This Saturday night (August 30, 2014) UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will take on Renan Barao in the main event of UC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Dillashaw ripped the belt from formerly dominant champion Barao in the main event of May 24’s UFC 173, and it wasn’t even a close fight. Barao was thought to be challenging for the top spot on...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dillashaw batters Barao to become new champion

A new star was crowned in Vegas tonight, and his name is T.J. Dillshaw. To say Dillashaw was coming into this fight with the odds stacked against him would be an understatement. At one point he was listed as a +800 underdog against UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, and rightfully so. Barao came into this fight with a 33-fight unbeaten streak dating back to 2005. Dillshaw didn’t...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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