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Jeremy Stephens gets biggest win of career against Renan Barao

Jeremy Stephens earned the biggest win of his 12-and-a-half-year MMA career Sunday, beating former bantamweight champion Renan Barao by decision in the FS1 co-main event. Stephens also got back in the win column after losing three out of his previous four bouts.Still, he proved too powerful and durable for Barao, who moved up in class to make his featherweight debut. In the first...
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May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Stephens shoves Renan Barao, fighters separated at UFC weigh-ins

UFC Fight Night nearly got started 24 hours early Jeremy Stephens shoved former bantamweight champion Renan Barao after the two fighters stepped off the scale.Both fighters made weight without an issue but as Stephens stepped into the customary stare down, Barao got a little too close for comfort.It appeared the Brazilian may have stepped off the scale with his head down and didn...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Stephens: Renan Barao 'lacks' heart and mental toughness

Jeremy Stephens was more than happy to get the call from the UFC asking him to welcome former bantamweight champion Renan Barao to the 145 pound division.Barao was a force of nature through the early part of his UFC career, but a series of disastrous weight cuts coupled with two devastating losses to TJ Dillashaw forced the former champion to forgo the bantamweight division and move...
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May 26, 2016  |  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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October 15, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to UFC 177 ‘Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ (full video)

T.J. Dillashaw shocked everyone but himself (and Dwayne Wolff) when he took the title from Renan Barao earlier this year in Vegas. Next Saturday night, they’ll run it back on Dillashaw’s stomping grounds with “The Baron” coming into the cage off a loss for the first time since, well, the 2nd fight of his career all the way back in 2005. This episode of Countdown takes a look...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw destroys Renan Barao in a brilliant performance

On the night of the fight, many people were calling this possibly the greatest performance in the octagon. These things are always subjective but this was one of those special moments. T.J. Dillashaw dominated Renan Barao with his movement, timing, game plan and self-confidence. It was like watching someone combine the speed and grace of Syrio Forel with the power of the Hound. It...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Stuns Renan Barao to Win Title at UFC 173 (Video Highlights)

Renan Barao was a whopping 8-1 odds-on favorite to plaster T.J. Dillashaw (pictured) and retain his bantamweight title at UFC 173. Yeah, about that… Dillashaw took command early and never let his foot off the gas. He floored Barao in the first round with a right hand, but couldn’t finish things off until the fifth stanza. In between those periods, Dillashaw constantly beat Barao...
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May 25, 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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