Renan Barao made a successful defense of his interim bantamweight belt tonight at the UFC on FUEL TV 7, while also extending his winning streak to 20. As the bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz heals from injuries, the interim champ took the opportunity to make a rare interim title defense while furthering his legacy
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The UFC returns to the UK this weekend as Renan Barao defends his interim bantamweight title in the UFC on FUEL TV 7 main event. While bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz continues to heal, Barao will take on Michael McDonald in his first title defense.
Nearly 70% (15 of 22) of the fighters on the UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit card was issued medical suspensions today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Of the 15 fighters to be suspended, seven of those could be out of action for up to six months. One of the seven fighters that avoided suspension was Nick Diaz who lost in the main event to Carlos Condit by Unanimous Decision.
Forget about tomorrows little NFL game (for now) because tonight is UFC 143 and for some, the main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit is their Superbowl. Their bout is for the interim welterweight title and offers fans one of the more exciting fights thus far this year.
With five welterweight bouts on the UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit card, including an interim 170 lbs. title bout and three top five fighters in the division, the card could be nicknamed UFC: Welterweights. The division has been ruled by Georges St. Pierre since the end of 2006, with only a brief reign by Matt Serra mixed in there. On Saturday for the first time in years a welterweight not named GSP will have a UFC belt strapped around their waist, albeit an interim one at that.