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Jul 29, 2017 6:30 pm

UFC 214 Results: Aljamain Sterling defeats Renan Barao

A 140-pound catchweight bout between former bantamweight champion Renan Barao and Aljamain Sterling took place during tonight’s UFC 214 prelims from Anaheim, California. Round one begins and Barao opens up with a body kick. Sterling responds with one of his own. Barao leaps in with a left hand and then a leg kick. Sterling presses...

Jul 2, 2017 4:06 pm

Aljamain Sterling still hasn’t signed contract for catchweight bout with Renan Barao

Originally, Aljamain Sterling expected to fight Renan Barao at bantamweight at UFC 214 this July 29. Unfortunately, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) ultimately decided to forbid Barao from fighting at bantamweight given his previous difficulty cutting to the weight class. As such, Sterling was asked to meet Barao at a 140-pound catchweight. While Sterling...

Jun 28, 2017 10:10 am

CSAC forbids Renan Barao from returning to bantamweight for UFC 214 bout

Back in May, we learned that former bantamweight champion Renan Barao would be returning to the division he once ruled after a 2-fight run at featherweight. The former champ’s bantamweight return was pencilled in for UFC 214, on July 29 in Anaheim, California, where he will take on long-time bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling. According to...

May 25, 2017 6:34 am

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this...

Apr 26, 2017 9:50 am

Report: Renan Barao to return to bantamweight after short featherweight career

These days, weight cutting is a hot-button issue in MMA. This longstanding practice has left us with many cancelled fights, and worse still, many unhealthy fighters, some of whom have fainted or had to be hospitalized while trying desperately to sweat out water weight. One of the worst cuts in recent memory occurred in 2014,...

Feb 12, 2017 1:51 pm

Doo Ho Choi vs. Renan Barao is not happening at UFC on FOX 24

During last night’s UFC 208 prelims, the promotion announced that four fights had been added to April’s UFC on FOX 24 event in Kansas City. The featured fight announced for the April 15 event being a pivotal women’s strawweight bout between Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson. Prior to last night’s announcement, it had been heavily...

Sep 24, 2016 9:33 pm

UFC Fight Night 95 Results: Renan Barao defeats Phillipe Nover

A featherweight bout between former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and Phillipe Nover served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil. Round one begins and Nover lands a jab to start. Barao replies with his own. A low kick from Barao lands low but the fight continues. The fighters...

Sep 24, 2016 1:42 pm

Renan Barao settling in at 145 pounds, isn’t scared of bigger opponents

Earlier this year, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao made his highly anticipated featherweight debut in the UFC as he squared off against Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens. Barao was going up in weight with the intentions of getting a fresh start after suffering two defeats at the hands of UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Unfortunately...

Aug 4, 2016 1:53 pm

Officials announce Cris Cyborg to headline her first UFC event, Renan Barao also added

The UFC announced on Thursday that Cris “Cyborg” Justino is set to headline UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil on September 24. É OFICAIL! @criscyborg fará a luta principal do #UFCBrasília, 24 de setembro. Saiba mais > https://t.co/OWylweiUwq pic.twitter.com/6lCc8bfF8G — UFC BRASIL (@ufc_brasil) August 4, 2016 Cyborg will meet Lina Lansberg, who will be making...

May 30, 2016 8:22 am

VIDEO | Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens (Highlights)

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 88’, #9 ranked Jeremy Stephens stepped into the Octagon to welcome former bantamweight champion Renan Barao to the division. After a back-and-forth 3 round scrap, Stephens was awarded the unanimous decision win, with the score reading 29-28 across the board. Check out the highlights above! Video |...

May 29, 2016 8:52 pm

UFN 88 Results: Jeremy Stephens defeats Renan Barao

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 88 featured former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao making his 145-pound debut against featherweight slugger Jeremy Stephens. Round one begins and Barao opens up with an inside leg kick. Jeremy fires back with one of his own and another. More leg kicks from Stephens. Front kick and then...

May 29, 2016 10:31 am

Jeremy Stephens plans on going full ‘kill mode’ against Barao

UFC featherweight slugger Jeremy Stephens will square off with former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas. “Lil Heathen” spoke to MMAJunkie about his gameplan for the fight with Barao. Here is what Stephens had to say: “The mindset is ‘kill mode,’” Stephens said....

May 27, 2016 7:41 pm

Renan Barao approximately 15 pounds overweight at start of week

On Sunday, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will be making his UFC featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens. The fight is an extremely important one for Barao, who will be looking to make a splash in the stacked featherweight division. Ahead of the fight, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Barao went into fight week...

May 23, 2016 10:00 am

Renan Barao says ‘future will tell’ if he will ever fight with teammate Jose Aldo

Nova Uniao teammates and former champions Renan Barao and Jose Aldo used to run the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, respectively. Now with Barao going up to the featherweight division, chances are that the two Brazilian teammates will have to face one another in the Octagon if they are both on the same path of becoming...

Mar 17, 2016 2:07 pm

Jeremy Stephens bashes Renan Barao on Twitter

This week it was revealed that former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao would be going up to featherweight to fight Jeremy Stephens on May 29th. While the reports have yet to be officially confirmed by the UFC, Jeremy Stephens took to Twitter today to start a war of words with Barao, also revealing that the...

Mar 17, 2016 11:07 am

Report: Renan Barao will make his featherweight debut on May 29th

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao (33-3 MMA) will return to the octagon on May 29 to make his featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens (24-12 MMA). After putting together an amazing win streak that stretched from 2005-2014, Renan Barao has gone just 1-2 in his past...

Jan 21, 2016 2:06 pm

Coach: Dillashaw loss was good for Renan Barao

This past Sunday Dominick Cruz returned to the Octagon for just his second fight in 4 years as he reclaimed his UFC bantamweight championship after picking up a split decision win. Following Cruz’s win he found himself being called out by nemesis Urijah Faber, and there was much speculation as to whether or not Faber...

Jan 6, 2016 10:49 pm

WATCH! Nasty TKO! Fight Night Boston Free Fight: TJ Dillashaw vs Renan Barao

As the bantamweight championship fight between champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Dominick Cruz approaches at UFC Fight Night 81, here is a free fight video as a little appetizer. Check out Dillashaw win the bantamweight championship title fight in a dominant performance over the former champion Renan Barao at UFC 173. UFC Fight Night 81 takes...

Oct 20, 2015 7:20 am

Andre Pederneiras discusses Renan Barao’s future

After losing to T.J. Dillashaw twice, there was much speculation as to whether or not former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao would stay at bantamweight or move up to featherweight. Many expected Barao to move up in weight given his weight-cutting issues, most notably the time he collapsed before weighing in at UFC 177. To...

Sep 27, 2015 1:57 am

WATCH! Faber and Team Alpha Male watch Dillashaw dominate Barao!

Conor McGregor is trying his best to start an in-camp rivalry between UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw and “The California Kid” Urijah Faber, but it looks like all is well in Team Alpha Male! The coaches from Team Faber show up to treat the guys in the house to a night watching FOX UFC Fight...

Sep 25, 2015 3:32 pm

Report: Former Bantamweight Champ Renan Barao Announces Move To 145

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has decided to move up to featherweight (145lbs). That’s according to Matheus Aquina, (a fighter manager best known for representing Bellator’s Pitbull brothers) who made the announcement this morning on Twitter: “Renan Barao said on a local TV news that he’s moving up to Featherweight and looking to fight...

Sep 8, 2015 2:39 pm

Dillashaw: ‘I’ll Finish Dominick Cruz Faster Than I Finished Barao’

  Current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been tied to former champ Dominick Cruz for a while now. Cruz has had several fights with Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber, teammate of Dillashaw and has since been compared to Cruz for having similar styles. There is no question that currently, Dillashaw vs. Cruz is the...

Aug 12, 2015 4:54 am

Aldo Pushing for Barao Move To Featherweight

“We have to see what’s best for Barao. He suffers a lot to make weight. He’s kind of (big) for the division. I hope he moves up, yes. I will root for him no matter what, no matter where he is, at 145 of 135. I hope he can fight well at featherweight, that he...

Aug 11, 2015 12:02 am

Behind the scenes: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2, Part 2

‘Experience Chicago’s action-packed UFC Fight Night card from all new vantage points with exclusive never before seen moments from the night’s best fights and the bantamweight championship main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.’ UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must Watch![ooyala code=”JpN2pzdjqWA8WOLaJwwNHph5i6sCiLAA” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”]

Aug 11, 2015 12:01 am

Behind the scenes: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2, Part 1

‘Experience Chicago’s action-packed UFC Fight Night card from all new vantage points with exclusive never before seen moments from the night’s best fights and the bantamweight championship main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.’ UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must Watch![ooyala code=”JpN2pzdjqWA8WOLaJwwNHph5i6sCiLAA” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”]

Aug 10, 2015 1:59 am

WATCH! Behind the Scenes at “UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2”

Experience Chicago’s action-packed UFC Fight Night card from all new vantage points with exclusive never before seen moments from the night’s best fights and the bantamweight championship main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. Who do you think should be next for TJ Dillashaw? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! ALL ACCESS...

Aug 4, 2015 12:51 pm

Jose Aldo Wants Renan Barao To Move Up To Featherweight

“We have to see what’s best for Barao. He suffers a lot to make weight. He’s kind of strong for the division. I hope me moves up, yes. I will root for him no matter what, no matter where he is, at 145 of 135. I hope he can fight well at featherweight, that he...