Renan Barao will try to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title later this month at UFC 177 when he takes on T.J. Dillashaw from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
However, before watching that fight, check out a replay of Barao defending the belt against Eddie Wineland from UFC 165. Barao was just the interim champion at the time, but the Brazilian looked the part in scoring a finish of Wineland.
Here’s the play-by-play from the Barao-Wineland fight:
Round 1: Wineland quickly takes the Octagon, coming right out after Barao. The Brazilian fires off the first leg kick, going inside. Wineland setting up his right with a left jab. Barao with an inside kick and that leaves him open for a huge right from Wineland that lands flush. Wineland powers Barao over, but doesn’t pounce. Barao kind of shoots for a takedown, but Wineland brushes him off. Big right catches Wineland from the Brazilian, who goes back to the inside leg kicks. Nice combo from Barao lands, as Wineland starts to move back for the first time.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao
Round 2: Barao catches Wineland with a spinning back kick that sends him flying backwards. Before Wineland can even think about recovering, Barao attacks, swarming him and forcing the referee to step in.
Renan Barao def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes/spinning back kick) at :35 of Round 2