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 weighing nearly 160 pounds, 15 pounds over the featherweight limit of 145 pounds. While that certainly means he would have had a hard cut for his fight on Sunday, it likely sheds some light on why Barao had trouble making 135 pounds on several occasions in the past.
How do you see his fight with Stephens playing out on Sunday?