Archive: renan barao

Mar 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Dana White: Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch To Be Booked Soon

April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal took a huge hit earlier this week when news broke that current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury which would force him out of his scheduled main event rematch with former title holder Renan Barao. UFC President Dana White touched on Dillashaw’s injury during a...

Dec 20, 2014 9:42 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Barao Submits Gagnon in 3rd Round, Wants Title Shot

Number fourteen ranked Mitch Gagnon was no match for former champion Renan Barao tonight in the co main event of “UFC Fight Night 58”. There were a couple moments in the first two rounds where Barao looked like he was in trouble, but he escaped adversity quickly and found a way to finish the fight...

Nov 18, 2014 8:56 am

UFC Fight Night 58 finalized with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil next month for “UFC Fight Night 58”, a 12-bout fight card headlined by a middleweight fight featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on surging contender C.B. Dollaway. “UFC Fight Night 58” takes place December 20 live from Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event...

Nov 10, 2014 4:24 pm

Barao: ‘Bantamweight is my division’

Despite losing his bantamweight strap to TJ Dillashaw earlier this year, and being unable to make the bantamweight limit of 135-pounds for his rematch against Dillashaw, Renan Barao found himself a midst a stacked bantamweight division. With Dominick Cruz returning to the UFC and earning himself a shot at Dillashaw’s belt, and UFC President Dana...


Nov 2, 2014 10:36 am

Mitch Gagnon Plans On Submitting Renan Barao At UFC Fight Night 58

Mitch Gagnon is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 co-main event bout against former champion Renan Barao. The bout is the biggest of Gagnon’s career, and he certainly plans on taking advantage of the situation. He spoke to MMAFighting about his desire to submit Renan Barao, an elite level JiuJitsu black belt, as...

Oct 19, 2014 3:32 pm

Royce Gracie Believes Brazilian Fighters Lack Strategy

With UFC 179 coming up this Saturday, Jose Aldo stands alone as the only Brazilian fighter to currently hold a UFC championship. After Anderson Silva lost the middleweight title in 2013, and Renan Barao lost the bantamweight title earlier this year, it was quickly noted that 8 of 9 UFC champions are Americans. Royce Gracie...

Oct 16, 2014 12:58 pm

Renan Barao returns against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao (32-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he meets Mitch Gagnon (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 58” in Brazil. Renan Barao will return to the octagon for the first time since losing his strap to T.J. Dillashaw at May’s UFC 173...

Oct 2, 2014 12:40 pm

Ouch! UFC 177 PPV buys estimated at 125,000

It appears that the UFC can bank on 125,000 buys no matter how bad of a pay-per-view fight card they put together. August’s UFC 177 event in Sacramento was an absolute disaster from a promotional standpoint, but was still able to generate the aforementioned 125,000 PPV buys according to estimates. The event was originally scheduled...

Sep 17, 2014 5:02 pm

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Gets Sandwich Named For Him

Former head coach of Team Alpha Male, and the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s dominant upset over Renan Barao, was honored with his own sandwich at Brother’s BBQ in Colorado. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Leo Santos Admits To Cramping During “Exhausting” Weight Cut

Leo Santos picked up a win over Efrain Escudero this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 51, however he admits he had trouble with his weight cut. His teammate, Renan Barao was forced out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw after hitting his head after passing out when he was cutting weight. Despite...

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Sep 2, 2014 2:27 pm

Salary Report: Dillashaw Banks $100K For Soto KO

UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw topped last weekend’s UFC 177 disclosed fighter payroll with $100,000.00. The pay-per-view event took place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The California State Athletic Commission released the UFC payroll, which totalled $420,000.00. The full list of salaries is as follows: T.J. Dillashaw: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def....

Sep 2, 2014 9:43 am

Rousey Demands Bout With Horsewoman Killer

Following Saturday’s beatdown of Shayna Baszler, Bethe Correia has earned herself another rival, Ronda Rousey. Following the UFC 177 mauling, Rousey campaigned Dana White for the fight: “As soon as (Correia) started talking, she texted me and said, ‘I want that fight. I want it now. I want it before someone else beats her'”, White said...

Sep 1, 2014 5:01 am

Coach: Barao Doesn’t Need To Move To 145

After an alleged botched weight cut left Renan Barao in the hospital, his coach Andre Pederneiras says that Barao won’t have to move up a weight class to prevent this from happening again, and that the weight cut wasn’t entirely what caused the dizzy spell that made Barao hit his head. He spoke with Combate.com:...

Aug 31, 2014 3:25 pm

Barao Doesn’t Blame Passing Out On Weight Cut

After Renan Barao was pulled from the UFC 177 main event against TJ Dillashaw just 45-minutes before weigh-ins were scheduled to start, rumors circled as to what the ‘medical reason’ was. Our sources on the ground close to Barao informed us that he passed out while cutting weight, however Barao insists that isn’t what happened....

Aug 31, 2014 3:03 pm

UFC Pays Anthony Birchak And Scott Jorgensen Show And Win Money, Barao Earns $0.00

The UFC decided to pay Anthony Birchak and Scott Jorgensen their show and win money for UFC 177, despite neither fighter fighting. Birchak was supposed to fight Joe Soto on the card, however after Renan Barao withdrew from his rematch against TJ Dillashaw, the UFC moved Soto up to the main event, leaving Birchak without...

Aug 31, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Dillashaw’s KO Over Soto

Last night fight fans saw Joe Soto put forth a valiant effort while challenging TJ Dillashaw for the bantamweight title. Although the champ ultimately knocked Soto out in the 5th round, Soto put on an impressive performance that earned him the respect of everyone watching. Below we have compiled a list of Tweets from UFC...

Aug 31, 2014 8:07 am

QUICK TWITT | White Fires Back At Fan For UFC 177 PPV Snub

UFC President Dana White is never one to shy away from defending his promotion against fans who criticize the UFC’s decisions via social media. Last night Dana responded to a troll on Twitter who was taking shots at the quality of the UFC 177 card. @laralec STFU dork, who asked u to buy it? Did...

Aug 31, 2014 6:28 am

White: Barao May Need More than One Win to Earn Title Shot

Dana White was none too pleased when he heard that Renan Barao could not make weight for his championship bout at “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto”. On Friday, he had mentioned that it was likely he would have to take another fight before stepping into the octagon for a title shot. During the “UFC 177”...

Aug 31, 2014 12:22 am

REPLAY! T.J. Dillashaw K.O.’s Soto In The Fifth

If you missed tonight’s “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” event, here’s some highlights from the evening’s featured bout between bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto.

Aug 31, 2014 12:04 am

Renan Barao Explains UFC 177 Withdrawal

Renan Barao reveals why he missed UFC 177 and more. “I was dehydrating in the bathtub, I fainted, I hit my head, I was taken to the hospital. I don’t remember anything that happened before or after, I just remember being waken up in the hospital. I was fine, my weight was around what I...