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Renan do Nascimento Mota Pegado, better known as Renan Barão, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁeˈnɐ̃ baˈɾɐ̃w]; born January 31, 1987) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and the former UFC Bantamweight Champion. He held one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA history - following a loss in his professional debut, he recorded 32 straight fights without a loss (32 victories and 1 no contest) over a span of 9 years. During his championship reign, he was ranked as a top 3 pound for pound fighter and regarded as one of the best mixed martial artists in the world.[5] 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]

Renan Barão
BornRenan do Nascimento Mota Pegado
(1987-01-31) January 31, 1987 (age 32)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Other namesThe Baron
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (2007-2015, 2018-present)
Featherweight (2005-2007, 2016-2017)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[2]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamAmerican Top Team (2017-present)[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Pederneiras[4]
Years active2005 – present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission15
By decision11
By knockout3
By decision5
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

He started his career in Kimura Nova União, a sports school 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 former UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo at Nova União. He received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from André Pederneiras in September 2011[6] becoming the 100th black belt under Pederneiras in the process.[4]

In January 2010, Sherdog named him their top prospect in their list of "10 Brazilians to watch in 2010"[7]

World Extreme CagefightingEdit

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,[8] but Godfrey was forced from the card with an injury.[9] Barão instead faced fellow WEC newcomer Anthony Leone at an agreed 142 lb catchweight.[10] 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.[11]

Ultimate Fighting Championship & Interim UFC Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

In October 2010, the WEC merged with the UFC. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[12]

Barão was expected to make his UFC debut on May 28, 2011 against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130,[13] 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.[14][15] 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,[16] 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.[17]

Barão was expected to face Ivan Menjivar on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 to possibly determine the number one contender.[18] Barão instead faced Urijah Faber for the Interim Bantamweight title after current champion Dominick Cruz was injured.[19] 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.[20] 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 4, 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: Barão vs. McDonald.[21] 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.[22] The win also won him his first Submission of the Night honors.[23]

Barão was scheduled to make his second interim title defense against Eddie Wineland on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[24] However, on May 21 it was confirmed that Barão had pulled out of the bout, citing a foot injury.[25]

The bout with Wineland was rescheduled for September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[26] 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. [27] The win also resulted in Barão receiving his first Knockout of the Night bonus award.[28]

UFC Bantamweight ChampionEdit

Barão was expected to face Dominick Cruz to unify the UFC Bantamweight Championship on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.[29] However, on a January 6 episode of SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White announced that Dominick Cruz had torn 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.[30] Barão successfully defended his title by defeating Faber via TKO in the first round.[31]

For his second title defense, Barão faced T.J. Dillashaw in the main event at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014.[32] Barão was a huge favorite, but Dillashaw won the fight in dominant fashion out striking Barão in all five rounds, Dillashaw won via TKO in the fifth round to become the new UFC Bantamweight Champion.[33] It was one of the greatest upsets of all time. The fight earned the Fight of the Night award.[34]

Back to title contentionEdit

An immediate rematch with Dillashaw was scheduled to take place on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[35] 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.[36] Dillashaw eventually fought UFC newcomer Joe Soto[37] whom he defeated by 5th-round knockout.[38]

In his first fight since losing the title, Barão faced Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[39] He won the fight via arm-triangle submission in the third round.[40] The win also earned Barão his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[41]

A rematch with Dillashaw was rescheduled and was expected to take place on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186.[42] However a month before the event, Dillashaw was forced out of the bout after sustaining a broken rib while training.[43]

The rematch with Dillashaw eventually took place at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25, 2015.[44] Barão lost the fight via TKO in the opening moments of the fourth round.[45]

Move back to FeatherweightEdit

Barão next faced Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight bout on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 88.[46] He lost the back and forth fight by unanimous decision.[47] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors for their performance.[48]

Barão faced Phillipe Nover on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[49] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[50]

Barão was briefly linked to a bout with Doo Ho Choi which was expected to take place on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24.[51] However, as the announcement of the pairing began to circulate, Choi declined the bout, and as a result, Barão is expected to be rescheduled against a different opponent, possibly at another event.[52]

Bantamweight returnEdit

Barão faced Aljamain Sterling on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.[53] The fight was initially contracted to be contested at bantamweight, however on June 28, the CSAC announced that they would not license Barão to compete at that weight due to his past struggle to make the required weight at UFC 177. The bout with Sterling proceeded as scheduled at a catchweight of 140 lbs.[54] Barão lost the bout by unanimous decision.[55]

Barão faced Brian Kelleher on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[56] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[57]

Barão faced Andre Ewell on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137.[58] At weigh-ins, Barão weighted five pounds over bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136 and he was fined 30 percent of his purse to Ewell.[59] Barão lost the fight via split decision.[60]

Barão faced Luke Sanders on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[61] At the weigh-ins, Barão weighed in at 138 pounds, 2 pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight upper limit of 136 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Barão was fined 20% of his purse which went to his opponent, Sanders.[62] Barão lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[63]

Barão is expected to face Douglas Silva de Andrade in a featherweight bout on November 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22.[64]

Championships and awardsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
43 matches 34 wins 8 losses
By knockout 8 3
By submission 15 0
By decision 11 5
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 34–8 (1) Luke Sanders KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 2 1:01 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Catchweight (138 lbs) bout; Barão missed weight.
Loss 34–7 (1) Andre Ewell Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil Catchweight (141.75 lbs) bout; Barão missed weight.
Loss 34–6 (1) Brian Kelleher Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 34–5 (1) Aljamain Sterling Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 34–4 (1) Phillipe Nover Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg September 24, 2016 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Loss 33–4 (1) Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt May 29, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Featherweight. Fight of the Night.
Loss 33–3 (1) T.J. Dillashaw TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 July 25, 2015 4 0:35 Chicago, Illinois, United States For the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 33–2 (1) Mitch Gagnon Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 3:53 Barueri, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 32–2 (1) T.J. Dillashaw TKO (head kick and 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 and 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 undisputed champion.
Win 30–1 (1) Michael McDonald Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Barão 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 (143 lbs) bout.
Win 23–1 (1) Sérgio Silva Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 17: Vila Velha 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 Barão was rendered unable to continue.[65]
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 João Câmara, Brazil
Loss 0–1 João Paulo Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Heat FC 3 April 14, 2005 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil


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Awards and achievements
New title 1st UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion
July 21, 2012 – January 6, 2014
Preceded by
Dominick Cruz
2nd UFC Bantamweight Champion
January 06, 2014 – May 24, 2014
Succeeded by
T.J. Dillashaw