Archive: renan barao

Feb 1, 2014 7:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Patrick Picks Up Controversial Decision Win over Makdessi

John Makdessi and Alan Patrick tried their hardest to bring the New Jersey crowd back to life, but none of their exciting shot-attempts landed and the ‘boo-birds’ in attendance voiced their opinion. Patrick threw spinning back kicks and other fun shots, but they whiffed as Makdessi respected his opponent’s strength and stood far enough away...

Feb 1, 2014 6:35 pm

UFC 169 Results: Cariaso defeats Martinez in Sixth Straight Decision Tonight

Danny Martinez has not lost a fight since 2010 and was looking to make a successful UFC debut tonight. His opponent, Chris Cariaso, would be the perfect test as he is a eight-fight UFC veteran. Martinez was looking to cut the energy of Cariaso in half early on by pressing him against the cage and...

Feb 1, 2014 6:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Catone Earns Decision Win Against Watson

Both Tom Watson and Nick Catone were looking to rebound from losses in their last octagon outings. Nick Catone wanted to land a big shot early, but Tom Watson kept him at bay with leg kicks. This was a stalemate that would keep only patient fans entertained, and those in attendance in New Jersey voiced...

Feb 1, 2014 5:33 pm

UFC 169 Results: Iaquinta defeats Lee in Fight of the Night Candidate

Al Iaquinta was riding a two fight win streak walking into the octagon tonight, but Kevin Lee was looking to extend his impressive seven win streak. At the start of the fight, you could see Al Iaquinta was looking to land a big shot. His stance looked stiff and his punch was locked and loaded,...

Feb 1, 2014 4:28 pm

UFC 169 Results: Magomedov Outlasts Martin, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

Rashid Magomedov and Tony Martin both walked into the octagon tonight with stellar records, but it was Martin who was looking to protect his undefeated ways with a victory tonight. Martin was ready from the get-go to keep his win-streak going but Magomedov tried his hardest to stay in the game. Tony Martin’s work on...

Feb 1, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 169 Results: Magny Defeats Umalatov by way of Unanimous Decision

Neil Magny and Gasan Umalatov had the honors of kicking off the action tonight in New Jersey. Neil Magny looked like a new fighter while displaying his skills throughout the fight. He utilized his reach and height advantage while striking and looked better on the ground tonight than he has in the past. Despite having...

Feb 1, 2014 12:40 pm

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ Live Results Thread

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ goes down tonight from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Featuring the first two UFC title-fights of 2014, UFC 169 is guaranteed to deliver. If for whatever reason you cannot make tonight’s pay-per-view event, use this thread to follow along with the live results as they go down. MAIN...

Feb 1, 2014 11:40 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 169 Post-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM

Shortly after tonight’s UFC 169 main event between Renan Barao and Urijah Faber, BJPENN.COM and the UFC will be providing fight fans with a live streaming broadcast of the evening’s post-fight press conference. Expected to attend tonight’s event are UFC President Dana White and key fighters from tonight’s event in New Jersey. Come back after...

Feb 1, 2014 11:03 am

Dana White Says Overeem & Mir Need To Perform Tonight In Order To Keep Job Safe

“Everybody keeps asking me if those guys are done, if one of them is getting cut or loser leaves or whatever,” said White. “What if the fight is a Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva fight? I’ll keep them both. They need to perform on Saturday night.” Tonight on the UFC 169 pay-per-view card Frank Mir...

Jan 27, 2014 12:00 pm

UFC 169 Will Move to Sunday if Severe Weather Shifts Super Bowl to Saturday

There has been speculation that the threat of severe weather could cause a change of date in regards to this weekend’s scheduled Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, which is set to go down Sunday Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With that said, the UFC is already...

Jan 24, 2014 9:40 pm

PHOTO | Team Nova Uniao – A Murderers Row

Earlier this week these four talented fighters posed for the camera’s inside the legendary Nova Unia gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seen in the photo (from left to right) is UFC bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, former multiple-time and multiple-division WBO boxing champion, ‘Popo’ Freitas, and UFC featherweight champion,...

Jan 16, 2014 4:28 pm

With Win Over Faber, Renan Barao Tops White’s P4P List

With Anderson Silva and GSP out of the mix there aren’t many UFC fighters deserving of the pound-for-pound accolade. Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez come to mind as suitable replacements, but the UFC boss is leaning towards his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Outside of his professional debut, Barao hasn’t lost a bout in 32 straight...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am

Champ Cruz ‘Fed up’ With Questions About His Cage Absence

“I’m just fed up with the questions about the time off, because it’s like, at what point do you think about what I did before I got hurt? What did I do before I got hurt? Nobody talks about that. I went on a how many fight winning streak? I cleaned out the division, and...

Nov 4, 2013 10:38 am

‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

“I feel that cage rust is something that’s brought up to give odds makers something to bet on. I think you can work it completely out of your system as long as you’re in training camp and training correctly. The biggest part about ring rust is the mental part. I think a lot of that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:32 am

Renan Barao Looking Forward To Unification Bout With Cruz

“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too....

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 1, 2013 8:15 am

Report: Sergio Pettis signs a multi-fight deal with the UFC

Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), the younger brother of newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has reportedly signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will likely make his promotional debut in around seven weeks time. The report surfaced late Monday night from Globo.com who announced the signing. The Brazilian news outlet confirmed the news with Pettis’...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm

MMA fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza dies cutting weight

Tragedy has struck the MMA community in Brazil, as it was announced yesterday that Nova Uniao fighter, Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, died just prior to weighing in for his ‘Shooto 43’ flyweight bout against Gabriel Brasil. The 26-year-old “Feijao” was suffering from complications with his weigh cut, according to teammate Andre Santos, who spoke with MMA...

Sep 24, 2013 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I know I can beat Renan Barao’

“I’m a mixed martial artist. I can fight with him anywhere. I look at it as a chess match, literally. Renan Barao plays chess when he’s in there. I play chess when I’m there. The most impressive part about Barao is the way that he mixes things up. He’s constantly shooting, kneeing up the middle,...