Archive: renan barao

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 21, 2013 11:05 am

Confirmed: Injury Forces Interim Champ Renan Barao Out of UFC 161

  UFC Interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao (30-1) has officially been removed from the main event of UFC 161. Dana White confirmed that he had been pulled Barao was scheduled to fight Eddie Wineland (20-8-1) in his second interim title defense. Word of Barao’s injury was revealed earlier this week when the interim champion sustained a...

May 20, 2013 6:00 am

With Hurt Foot Barao May Be Out of Defending his Title at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When too many things seem to be going right the UFC can always count on something putting a damper on the mood. This time the rain over the party comes by way of…you called it…injury. After Saturday night’s amazing UFC on FX 8 card in Brazil rumors started swirling regarding the...

May 1, 2013 9:57 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Fully Prepared to Fight Nogueira

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to take in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch from a classic 2005 bout that saw Rua walk away with a decision win. Now, eight years later, Rua says that with a renewed staff, extensive training, and drive to once again defeat ‘Lil Nog’ he...

Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 161 Betting Odds: Woodley Opens as -185 Favorite over Jake Shields

Former Strikeforce 170 pounders Tyron Woodley and Jake Shields will duke it out at UFC 161 in June. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC) has opened up as a -185 favorite in this fight after coming off an impressive finish of Jay Heiron at UFC 156. The odds from placed Shields at +145 in the upcoming...

Apr 2, 2013 10:36 am

Cruz: “I’ll Give You my Return Date when I Have It”

  It’s been exactly one year and a half since the MMA world has last seen Dominick Cruz fight. After getting a unanimous decision victory over current flyweight title holder Demetrious Johnson, the UFC bantamweight champion underwent two straight surgeries to repair his torn ACL suffered during the preparations to fight Urijah Faber as part...

Mar 14, 2013 6:51 am

Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa set for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

UFC bantamweight Roland Delorme (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be fighting in his hometown this June, as it was announced yesterday that he will meet fellow 135-pounder Edwin Figueroa (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 161 in Winnipeg. The bout with Figueroa will mark Delorme’s first fight in 11 months. Roland’s most recent effort came...

Mar 7, 2013 9:54 am

Sean Pierson vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A welterweight match-up between former Toronto police officer Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and T.J. Waldburger (16-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been added to the upcoming UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Canada. After a disappointing 1-2 start to begin his UFC career, Sean Pierson has since reeled off back-to-back victories...

Mar 7, 2013 9:19 am

Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan official for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the recently announced UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following recent losses to Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve and Lavar Johnson, it appeared that Pat Barry was in a...

Mar 7, 2013 7:31 am

Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A lightweight match-up between Canadian Sam Stout (19-8-1 MMA, 8-7 UFC) and Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg. Stout makes a quick return to action following his hard-fought split-decision win over Strikeforce veteran, Caros Fodor, at February’s UFC 157 event....

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

Jan 5, 2013 11:12 am

Michael McDonald Relates His Fighting Career To His Religious Beliefs

The English fans are getting a title fight next month when the UFC returns to British soil for UFC on FUEL TV 7. Interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao will make his first title defense against the fast rising Michael McDonald.           Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver set as co-main event for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London | UFC News

A featherweight match-up between Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Cub Swanson (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to serve as the co-main event for February’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England. Swanson is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak, this after earning knockout victories over Charles Oliveira, Ross Pearson and George Roop. The...

Dec 5, 2012 10:40 am

Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013 | UFC News

With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013. Barao, who won the...

Dec 4, 2012 10:29 am

Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

 \ Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it’ll likely further delay his return to the octagon.  Recent reports has trainer Eric Del Fierro saying “Cruz’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.” Estimating another six to nine months before his return Urijah Faber and...

Dec 1, 2012 10:09 am

Mike Easton Ready To Contend: Renan Barao Can’t “Babysit” The Belt | UFC NEWS

Mike Easton was a guest on the MMA Fight Corner on Friday night. He revealed that he’s ready to contend for the bantamweight title. Though his Alliance MMA teammate Dominick Cruz is currently the UFC bantamweight champion, Easton said he’d have no problem fighting him. While Cruz is still rehabbing from an ACL injury and...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior to the fight...

Jul 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Video | Fighting For The Belt : Renan Barao | UFC News

Go inside Renan Barao’s fight camp as he prepares for his long-awaited shot at a title. His incredible unbeaten streak includes 13 submissions and six knockouts, yet his journey to the Octagon and an opportunity to fight for the belt was filled with obstacles. See Barao fight for the interim Bantamweight championship at UFC 149:...

Jul 14, 2012 3:20 am

Video | UFC 149 : Extended Preview | UFC News

Two of the most explosive fighters in the UFC collide for the interim bantamweight title, as Urijah Faber and Renan Barao headline the UFC’s first event in Calgary. Plus, Hector Lombard makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1...

Jul 14, 2012 3:09 am

Video | UFC 149: Renan Barão Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Renan Barao, owner of an astounding 31-fight unbeaten streak, looks to see his dream come true by using his speed and fluidity to defeat Urijah Faber and become the UFC interim bantamweight champion. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 14, 2012 3:02 am

Video | UFC 149: Urijah Faber Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Former WEC champ Urijah Faber talks about his upcoming title fight against Renan Barao, and why he expects to stop Barao’s 31-fight unbeaten streak. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit