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UFC On FUEL TV: Renan Barao Vs. Michael McDonald

The main event is up with interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald.

Round 1: They dance around each other the first minute before Barao is able to get a takedown and gets into guard. McDonald has both hands and they stand. They trade some shots to the head. McDonald charges in and Barao is on the ground. As they stand against the cage, Barao with a knee to the head. The bell sounds with them on the ground.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 2: The two are being careful this round. They collide and appear to hit heads on accident. Barao goes for the takedown, but it doesn’t stick. Barao looks for a combo, but swings wildly and misses. In doing so, Barao gets the eye of McDonald as the fight is paused for just a moment. Big front kick by Barao and the next one McDonald is able to swat away. Barao is cut above his eye.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 3: McDonald charges and lands some shots as they go against the cage before they’re back in the center. Barao gets a combo that puts McDonald against the cage. He puts him on the ground and Barao has side control. McDonald gets up. Barao gets a spinning back kick that sends McDonald towards the cage. 30 more seconds and the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 4: McDonald stops a takedown from Barao. Blood coming out of McDonald’s nose now. They have an even trade in the center of the Octagon that goes against the cage. Another spin kick from Barao who eventually throws McDonald to the ground. Barao is able to lock in a arm-triangle choke. McDonald gives thumbs up, but after about 30 seconds taps out.

Renan Barao def. Michael McDonald via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:57 of round 4 to retain the interim bantamweight championship