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Renan Barao Benefits From Latest Slew of UFC Injuries

As unfortunate as it may sound, a winner did emerge Monday after UFC bantamweight contenders Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao announced they had come down with injuries within minutes of each other. With Cruz (#2 ranked bantamweight) and Assuncao (#4) riding the pine for the foreseeable future, Renan Barao (pictured) is now the UFC’s best option as champion TJ Dillashaw’s...
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Renan Barao UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Renan Barao * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Escovedo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 138 – Nov 5/11 – W (Pickett) – $80,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus, $70,000 Fight of the Night […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 58: Lyoto Machida / Renan Barao Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 58 post-fight interviews with the two biggest winners on the card, Lyoto Machida and Renan Barao. — Lyoto Machida: Renan Barao:
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Renan Barao calls out champ after submission win

Renan Barao had one thing to tell the Brazilian crowd and the world after getting back in the win column with a third round submission over Mitch Gagnon - "I want my belt back," the former champ said. Barao lost his world title last May to TJ Dillashaw, and then injured himself while cutting weight before their scheduled rematch in August. "The Baron" got back on track Saturday by...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao Submits Mitch Gagnon In 3rd Round At UFC Fight Night 58

Renan Barao was getting the better of Mitch Gagnon in their fight tonight at UFC Fight Night 58, but didn’t dominate his opponent until late in the third round when he stepped up a gear to finish with an arm triangle choke. Round One: Barao with a front kick to the body. Leg kick for Gagnon and a harder one in return from Barao. Left hook from Gagnon. Another leg kick for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao unwilling to address title situation ahead of current fight

Renan Barao would probably rather forget most of 2014 ever happened. The former bantamweight champion started out the year just fine when he dispatched of Urijah Faber for the second time in just over three minutes to retain his title for the third time.  Then came his next defense at UFC 173 when he took on T.J. Dillashaw in a matchup no one really expected to happen. Dillashaw...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Renan Barao

Renan Barao Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox January 31, 1987 Record 32-2-1 (UFC: 7-1) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2012-2014 (two successful title defenses) UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (two title defenses)   Strengths – explosive striker – very good at […]
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9 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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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...
August 29, 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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