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UFC 165: Renan Barao Vs. Eddie Wineland

Renan Barao (ic) vs. Eddie Wineland for interim UFC bantamweight championship

Our first of two title fights is up, as inteirm UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1) puts his impressive win streak on the line against the first WEC bantamweight champion in Eddie Wineland (20-8-1), who is 6-2 in his last eight. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

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