The then UFC interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao remained perfect in the Octagon and showcased his explosive striking game with a highlight reel spinning back knockout of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165.
Renan Barao has 32-1 MMA record, he has 8 knockouts, 14 submissions and 10 decision victories in his MMA career. Barao is arguably the greatest fighter in MMA right now as he has won 32 straight fights. He made his UFC debut against Cole Escovedo which he won via unanimous decision at UFC 130 – Rampage vs. Hamill on May / 28 / 2011. He beat Brad Pickett via rear naked choke at UFC 138 – Leben vs. Munoz on Nov / 05 / 2011, Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision at UFC 143 – Diaz vs. Condit on Feb / 04 / 2012. Then finished off 2012 with a win over Urijah Faber via unanimous decision at UFC 149 – Faber vs. Barao on Jul / 21 / 2012. He entered 2013 with a win over Michael McDonald via Arm-Triangle Choke at UFC on Fuel TV 7 – Barao vs. McDonald on Feb / 16 / 2013 and ended 2013 against Eddie Wineland.
Eddie Wineland has 11 knockouts, 5 submissions and 4 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out twice in his career, four times submitted and lost in three decision fights heading into this fight. He made his UFC debut back in 2011 against Urijah Faber which he lost via unanimous decision, the then lost to Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision in the same year. In June of 2012, he got a win over Scott Jorgensen via 2nd Rd KO, he ended 2012 on a positive note with a win over Brad Pickett via split decision. He then fought Renan Barao in September of 2013.
After this fight with Wineland, he beat Urijah Faber for a second time via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.
Renan Barao is set to face TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173.
Eddie Wineland lost his most recent fight, which was against Johnny Eduardo which Wineland lost via KO at UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10th.