Archive: renan barao

May 19, 2014 6:32 am

‘Countdown To UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ (Full Episode)

Countdown goes inside the training camps of six determined fighters set to take the stage at UFC 173 on May 24. Undisputed bantamweight champion Renan Barao will put his massive unbeaten streak on the line against Team Alpha Male prospect TJ Dillashaw. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 19, 2014 6:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Robbie Lawler vs. Josh Koscheck

Making his return to the Octagon at UFC 157, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler finishes wrestler Josh Koscheck in the very first round to begin a three-fight win streak for Lawler, who faces Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

T.J. Dillashaw-The SHOOT!

T.J. Dillashaw looks to bring back the UFC Bantamweight title belt back to Team Alpha Male as he takes on current Champion Renan Barao at UFC 173 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24th in Las Vegas. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Dillashaw: ‘I have to be aggressive, but safe against Barao’

Yesterday on FOX Sports 1, UFC 173 headliner TJ Dillashaw discussed his upcoming title shot against Renan Barao, Duane Ludwig’s departure from Team Alpha Male and more. TJ Dillashaw on if he’s prepared to take on the champ Renan Barao in the title fight: “I’m more prepared now than I’m ever going to be. It’s a...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 14, 2014 2:40 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

The then UFC interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao remained perfect in the Octagon and showcased his explosive striking game with a highlight reel spinning back knockout of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 14, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones is #1P4P, Barao is #2

With Anderson Silva out of the picture, there’s a debate about who the world’s most dangerous man is, pound-for-pound. According to UFC President Dana White, that designation has been secured by Jon Jones following his seventh straight title defense against Glover Teixeira. His words: (Via “I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 12, 2014 2:35 pm

Dominick Cruz: ‘We can all learn from Conor McGregor’

“Really, it’s just like anything else. You hear what other people say and you take other people’s constructive criticism, and add it to what you do until people like hearing what you have to say. And they either like it or they don’t. Everybody likes hearing what Conor McGregor has to say. It’s funny, he’s...

May 12, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOTO | Tornado vs. The ‘H-Bomb’ – Hendo Gets Hit

Later this month on pay-per-view, Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson returns to action against Daniel Cormier. While the former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE champion isn’t training, he’s apparently fighting off Tornado’s in his hometown of Temecula, CA. Captions Reads: “Just had a tornado at our house. Picked up our trampoline and landed on the roof!! Crazy! Anyone else...

May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Extended Preview

UFC 173 is sure to excite as Renan Barao puts his dominant streak on the line against TJ Dillashaw, Daniel Cormier tries to earn a title shot with a win over Dan Henderson, and heavy hitters Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler go to war! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 7, 2014 3:37 pm

Cruz Not Asking For Immediate Title Shot

Renan Barao got to the UFC title without going through the real UFC champion, Dominick Cruz. An unfortunate string of injuries made that an impossibility and forced Cruz to give up his belt, without a fight. Close to healed, Cruz tells that he will take any fight the UFC gives him upon return and...

May 6, 2014 10:37 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Preview

Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces talented contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173 on May 24th. Plus, Daniel Cormier defends his perfect record against light heavyweight legend Dan Henderson, and welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and...

May 2, 2014 1:37 pm

VIDEO | UFC Champ Renan Barao Smashing Pads

UFC bantamweight champ, Renan Barao took to his instagram to post some training footage. The champ faces T.J. Dillashaw later this month in Las Vegas. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

D.C. Says He’s Waiting On Jon Jones Title Fight

“I’ve waited long enough. This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones. If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not...

Apr 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Lawler & Ellenberger Put Through Enhanced Drug Testing By NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has opted to exercise their rights to put UFC 173 competitors, Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger through an enhanced drug testing program. ESPN recently broke the news. According to the NSAC, both fighters will undergo a series of testing in the lead up to their UFC 173 bout, including, urine,...

Apr 29, 2014 10:45 am

Hendo Doesn’t Plan To Wrestle, Wants To Test D.C.’s Chin

“Obviously I was hoping to not fight him, as well, I respect him. He’s a wrestler and he represents the sport really well and I’m a fan of his. It’s never somebody that you want to beat up in that way, but, we both have the same goals and sometimes we have to compete against...

Apr 26, 2014 10:28 am

Barao Backpedals On Salary Talk Following White’s Reaction

“After reading news of my quotes in media, I would like to say that I have never said that I was saving the UFC in this card in the sense that was published and much less that I would think that the UFC is in debt with me. This is my job. I haven’t spoke...

Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

UFC Champ Barao: ‘My opponents make more than me’

“I’m very happy being an UFC champion. But i would like to improve my contract. Actually, an example: i know that Faber is a much older guy on the UFC, but he’s not even the champion and has a much better purse than mine” “It is what it is, we’re working for it to improve....

Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Cormier Coach: ‘We’re Planning For Dan Henderson’s H-Bomb’

“That’s what we’re planning for. Going against the H-bomb…. I would think that maybe you’d (Dan Henderson) want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I’m in shape now. I’m older, it’s harder to stay in shape. Why don’t I just take care of it now since I’m...