Renan Barão

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Renan Barão
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Born Renan do Nascimento Mota Pegado
(1987-02-27) February 27, 1987 (age 27)
Natal, Brazil
Other names The Baron
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight
Featherweight (2005-2007)
Reach 70 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team Nova União/Kimura
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2005 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 35
Wins 32
By knockout 8
By submission 14
By decision 10
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: May 4, 2010

Renan do Nascimento Mota Pegado, better known as Renan Barão, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁeˈnɐ̃ baˈɾɐ̃w]) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and the former UFC Bantamweight Champion. He held one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA history, recording 33 straight fights without a loss (32 victories and 1 no contest) over a span of 9 years. As of May 26, 2014, he is #8 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings [2] and ranked the #2 bantamweight in the world by Sherdog.[3] His nickname Barão (baron), which predates his athletic career, was given to him by his grandmother after a character in the 1986 Brazilian soap opera Sinhá Moça.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

He started his career in Kimura Nova União, a sports schools in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Since turning professional in 2005, Barão has competed for Shooto Brazil and other smaller organizations in his native country of Brazil, having fought Rony Mariano Bezerra and Anistavio "Gasparzinho" Medeiros both former The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil contestants. He is a teammate and training partner of former WEC Featherweight Champion and current UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo at Nova União. He received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from André Pederneiras in September 2011 becoming the 100th black belt under Pederneiras in the process.

In January 2010, Sherdog named him their top prospect in their list of "10 Brazilians to watch in 2010"[5]

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Barão was expected to make his North American, as well as WEC debut in a Bantamweight bout against Clint Godfrey on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49,[6] but Godfrey was forced from the card with an injury.[7] Barão instead faced fellow WEC newcomer Anthony Leone at an agreed 142 lb catchweight.[8] Barão defeated Leone via submission (armbar) in the third round.

Barão defeated Chris Cariaso by rear-naked choke submission in the first round on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, the WEC merged with the UFC. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[10]

Barão was expected to make his UFC debut on May 28, 2011 against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130,[11] but an undisclosed injury forced Brad Pickett out of his fight with Miguel Torres on the same card. Johnson moved up to fight Torres, while Barão faced Cole Escovedo.[12][13] Barão won his debut fight in the organization via unanimous decision.

Barão faced Brad Pickett on November 5, 2011 at UFC 138. He defeated Pickett by rear-naked choke submission in the first round,[14] also winning Fight of the Night honors.

Barão faced Scott Jorgensen on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Barão was expected to face Ivan Menjivar on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 to possibly determine the number one contender. [16] Barão instead faced Urijah Faber for the Interim Bantamweight title after current champion Dominick Cruz was injured.[17] It was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 148 however, due to an injury to headliner José Aldo (who was supposed to make a title defence in the event's main event fight), the Faber/Barão bout was moved to July 21, 2012 and headlined UFC 149 for the Interim Bantamweight Championship.[18] He won the fight via unanimous decision to become the Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion. He was expected to face Dominick Cruz for the unified UFC Bantamweight Championship at a later date. However, it was announced on December 4th, 2012 that Dominick Cruz suffered a second ACL tear that would require surgery, leaving Cruz now sidelined for 6-9 months.

In his first title defense, Barão retained the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship against Michael McDonald on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[19] McDonald was competitive with capable take-down defense and crisp boxing - particularly - in the first two rounds, but was worn down by Barão's more diverse skill-set as he mixed in knees and kicks standing, and often looked to take the fight to the floor (with success). Upon executing a strong take-down in the fourth round, McDonald tried to explode to his feet but instead gave Barão opportunity to expertly secure an arm-triangle choke while passing into side control: McDonald tapped at 3:57 in the fourth round. The win also won him his first Submission of the Night honors.

Barão was scheduled to make his second interim title defense against Eddie Wineland on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[20] However, on May 21 it was confirmed that Barão had pulled out of the bout, citing a foot injury.[21]

The bout with Wineland was rescheduled for September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[22] Barão retained the title with a second-round TKO victory via spinning back kick and subsequent punches to the face. With this victory Barão made history as the first and only fighter ever to defend an interim title more than once in the UFC. The win also resulted in Barão receiving his first Knockout of the Night bonus award.[23]

UFC Bantamweight Champion[edit]

Barão was expected to face Dominick Cruz to unify the UFC Bantamweight Championship on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.[24] However, on a January 6 episode of SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White announced that Dominick Cruz had tore his groin, therefore being stripped of the UFC Bantamweight Championship, and Barão would become the undisputed UFC Bantamweight Champion, with his first unified title defense against Urijah Faber at UFC 169.[25] Barão successfully defended his title by defeating Faber via TKO in the first round.

Lost the UFC Championships[edit]

For his second title defense, Barão faced T.J. Dillashaw in the main event at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014.[26] A heavy favorite, Barão was dominated throughout the fight, and lost it via TKO in the fifth round, the first TKO loss of his career and first loss in the UFC. The fight earned Barão a Fight of the Night bonus award.[27]

Back To Title Contention[edit]

An immediate rematch with Dillashaw was scheduled to take place on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[28] However, the day of the weigh-ins, Barão had to be admitted to the hospital as a result of his attempts to cut weight, and was removed from the card.[29] T.J Dillashaw eventually fought UFC newcomer Joe Soto[30] and defeated the latter by 5th round knockout.

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 32–2 (1) T.J. Dillashaw TKO (head kick & punches) UFC 173 May 24, 2014 5 2:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost the UFC Bantamweight Championship; Fight of the Night.
Win 32–1 (1) Urijah Faber TKO (punches) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 1 3:42 Newark, New Jersey, United States Defended the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 31–1 (1) Eddie Wineland TKO (spinning back kick & punches) UFC 165 September 21, 2013 2 0:35 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Defended the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship; Knockout of the Night; Later promoted to UFC Bantamweight Champion.
Win 30–1 (1) Michael McDonald Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald February 16, 2013 4 3:57 London, England Defended the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship; Submission of the Night.
Win 29–1 (1) Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) UFC 149 July 21, 2012 5 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Won the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 28–1 (1) Scott Jorgensen Decision (unanimous) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–1 (1) Brad Pickett Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 138 November 5, 2011 1 4:09 Birmingham, England Fight of the Night.
Win 26–1 (1) Cole Escovedo Decision (unanimous) UFC 130 May 28, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 25–1 (1) Chris Cariaso Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 1 3:47 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 24–1 (1) Anthony Leone Submission (armbar) WEC 49 June 20, 2010 3 2:29 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Catchweight of 142 lbs.
Win 23–1 (1) Sergio Silva Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 17 February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Vila Velha, Brazil
Win 22–1 (1) Jorge Enciso Submission (rear-naked choke) Platinum Fight Brazil 2 December 5, 2009 1 3:42 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 21–1 (1) Marcio Nunes Submission (kimura) Eagle Fighting Championship September 26, 2009 1 2:45 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 20–1 (1) Paulo Dantas Decision (unanimous) Shooto 13 August 27, 2009 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 19–1 (1) Jurandir Sardinha TKO (punches) Platinum Fight Brazil August 13, 2009 2 0:21 Natal, Brazil
Win 18–1 (1) Andre Luiz Submission (triangle choke) Watch Out Combat Show 3 March 19, 2009 3 1:38 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 17–1 (1) Alexandre Pinheiro TKO (arm injury) Shooto Brazil 9 November 29, 2008 3 0:58 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 16–1 (1) Rogerio Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) Watch Out Combat Show 2 September 25, 2008 2 3:21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–1 (1) William Porfirio KO (knee) Watch Out Combat Show 2 September 25, 2008 1 2:25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 14–1 (1) Fabiano Lucas Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 8 August 30, 2008 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 13–1 (1) Jetron Azevedo Submission (armbar) Leal Combat June 5, 2008 1 4:56 Natal, Brazil
Win 12–1 (1) Ronaldo Figueiredo Decision (unanimous) Natal Cage Vale Tudo May 23, 2008 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 11–1 (1) William Vianna Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 6 April 19, 2008 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NC 10–1 (1) Claudemir Souza NC (illegal soccer kick) Black Bull Vale Tudo December 12, 2007 1 5:00 Recife, Brazil Souza hit Barão with an illegal soccer kick, rendering him unable to continue the fight.[31]
Win 10–1 Danilo Noronha Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Brazil 4 October 27, 2007 1 0:33 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–1 Erinaldo Rodriguez Submission (toe hold) Shooto Brazil 3 July 7, 2007 1 1:33 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 8–1 Carlos Heide Submission (triangle choke) Garra Fight April 25, 2007 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 7–1 Janailson Pereira Decision (split) Garra Fight April 25, 2007 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 6–1 Rony Jason Decision (split) Cage Fight Nordeste November 9, 2006 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 5–1 Caio Robson TKO (punches) Nordest Combat Championship September 6, 2006 1 2:45 Natal, Brazil
Win 4–1 Gleison Menezes Submission (kneebar) Rino's FC 2 June 8, 2006 1 N/A Recife, Brazil
Win 3–1 Dande Dande KO (punch) Fight Ship Looking Boy 2 November 22, 2005 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 2–1 Anistavio Medeiros Submission (rear-naked choke) Mossoro Fight August 26, 2005 2 3:41 Mossoró, Brazil
Win 1–1 Melk Freitas TKO (punches) Tremons Fight May 13, 2005 3 1:41 Joao Camara, Brazil
Loss 0–1 João Paulo Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Heat FC 3 April 14, 2005 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 173 Barao vs. Dillashaw". UFC.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ BJJ Heroes - Renan Barao
  5. ^ "10 Brazilians to watch in 2010". sherdog.com. January 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top Jose Aldo training partner Renan Barao faces Clint Godfrey at WEC 49". mmajunkie.com. 2010-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Clint Godfrey forced out of WEC 49; Renan Barao expects new opponent". mmajunkie.com. 2010-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Anthony Leone signs with WEC, meets Renan Barao on WEC 49 prelims". mmajunkie.com. 2010-06-04. 
  9. ^ "Renan Barão returns to the cage at WEC 53". tatame.com. 2010-10-26. 
  10. ^ "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ ""Mighty Mouse" vs. Barao added to UFC 130". mmajunkie.com. March 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brad Pickett out, Demetrious Johnson in against Miguel Torres at UFC 130". MMA Junkie. April 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "WEC vets Renan Barao and Cole Escovedo meet at UFC 130". mmajunkie.com. April 22, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao added to UFC 138 in England". mmajunkie.com. July 19, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Renan Barao vs Scott Jorgensen in the works for Feb. 4 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Bantamweight shakeup: Menjivar fights Barao". mmajunkie.com. March 23, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Renan Barao to fight Urijah Faber at UFC 148 for interim bantamweight title". mmajunkie.com. May 18, 2012. 
  18. ^ Mrosko, Gene (June 9, 2012). "Jose Aldo injured, Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao fight moved to UFC 149. ===Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion===". mmamania.com. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Renan Barao-Michael McDonald title fight set for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London". mmajunkie.com. December 6, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland interim title fight planned for UFC 161 headliner". mmajunkie.com. March 6, 2013. 
  21. ^ John Morgan (2013-05-21). "Injured champ Renan Barao officially out of UFC 161 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  22. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-07-03). "Renan Barao, Eddie Wineland meet for interim 135 title as UFC 165 co-main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  23. ^ Staff (2013-09-22). "UFC 165 bonuses: Jones, Gustafsson, Barao, Gagnon earn $50,000 honors". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  24. ^ Staff (2013-10-29). "Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  25. ^ Staff. "Dominick Cruz withdraws from fight". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  26. ^ John Morgan (2014-03-27). "UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao faces T.J. Dillashaw in new UFC 173 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  27. ^ staff (2014-05-25). "UFC 173 bonuses: T.J. Dillashaw doubles up to win $100,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  28. ^ Tristan Critchfield (2014-07-02). "T.J. Dillashaw-Renan Barao II Targeted for UFC 177 in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  29. ^ "Renan Barao out of UFC 177, Joe Soto meets T.J. Dillashaw for title". MMAjunkie.com. August 29, 2014. 
  30. ^ http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/8/29/6084577/joe-soto-replaces-renan-barao-will-fight-t-j-dillashaw-in-ufc-177
  31. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2012/02/incredible-27-fight-win-streak-intact-ufc-143s-renan-barao-eyes-ufc-gold

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Preceded by
Dominick Cruz
2nd UFC Bantamweight Champion
Jan 06, 2014 - Jan 25, 2014
Succeeded by
T.J. Dillashaw