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  • 19 days ago
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao is not interested in a move to featherweight. Despite his recent issues making weight, Renan Barao has no intention of moving up a weight class to 145-pounds. The former bantamweight champion informed MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight that he has not even considered the option of moving to featherweight. "No, I think this is my division and I still have a lot of work to do," Barao said. "My division is bantamweight. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will make his return to the Octagon on Dec. 20 against Canadian Mitch Gagnon in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway. It will be quite the step up in competition for Gagnon, who will see an even more motivated and angry Barao on fight night. A vengeful Barao is looking to make a statement to the mixed martial arts world after he was thoroughly outclassed, and finished, by current champion T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173. Things went fr read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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UFC bantamweight competitor Mitch Gagnon believes he could defeat former champion Renan Barao via submission. Placed in an ultimate underdog situation against a former champion, Canada's Mitch Gagnon believes he can shock the world with an upset victory on hostile territory in December. The Ontario-native is quite confident that if Barao underestimates him or makes any obvious mistakes, he will latch on a match-winning submission. "Yeah, I definitely think I can (submit Barao)," he said. "I will read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Ranked No. 15 in the UFC bantamweight division, Mitch Gagnon got a lottery ticket from the promotion. Flying under the radar with his four-fight winning streak, Gagnon got the call from the UFC to face former champion Renan Barao in his return to the Octagon in Barueri, Brazil, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 58. "I was very surprised," Gagnon told MMAFighting.com. "I just thought that I wasn’t in the picture, that he would be revaluating things with his team, but I guess he’s ready, and read news >>

  • a month ago
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Streaking bantamweight Mitch Gagnon previews his December fight against former champion Renan Barao. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Have you heard of a UFC bantamweight by the name of Mitch Gagnon? read news >>

  • a month ago
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Just six months ago, Renan Barao was on top of the world. He wasn't just the UFC's bantamweight champion; he was one of the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet. Dana White even went as far as to place him above Jon Jones on the pound-for-pound list. Crazy, I know. But after a dominant five-round performance against Urijah Faber, a submission victory against Michael McDonald, a "stop you in your tracks" spinning backheel kick to the face against Eddie Wineland and a first-round (albeit, a read news >>

  • a month ago
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The next chapter in Renan Barao's career will begin on December 20. Following a disappointing withdrawal from a rematch with TJ Dillashaw, Barao has been booked to meet Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58. MMAJunkie.com reported the matchup on Wednesday. Scheduled to battle Dillashaw in an immediate rematch during August, Barao encountered issues while cutting weight the day prior to his title shot. That forced Barao to pull out and UFC brass to replace him with Joe Soto, who went on to lose to D read news >>

  • a month ago
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Urijah Faber and Renan Barao have been booked for their next bouts, and neither man is facing Raphael Assuncao. Urijah Faber and Renan Barao now have their next fights set, and while a lot of fans may have expected either man to face fellow top ranked contender in Raphael Assuncao, the UFC brass have decided to go in another direction. Faber has cleared out most of the top 10, and he has made it known that he isn't really excited for a rematch against the surging Brazilian. That leaves lesser op read news >>

  • a month ago
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Well, this is awkward ... Message sent -- and now delivered -- loud and clear. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, wasn't kidding when he stated that former Bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, would not get another immediate title shot after the Brazilian all but euthanized the lifeless UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Aug. 30, 2014. Barao, of course, passed out while trying to make weight for his championship rematch against T.J. Dillashaw little more than 24 hou read news >>

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