Bantamweight Championship (135)
[#1] Renan Barao (29-1-0, 134.0lb) vs. [#6] Michael McDonald (15-1-0, 134.0lb)
Renan Barao is the All-Time #19 ranked Bantamweight fighter.
Michael McDonald is the All-Time #22 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Renan Barao (3-0-0)
2012-07-21: W vs. [#3BW] Urijah Faber (26-6-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2012-02-04: W vs. [#22BW] Scott Jorgensen (14-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2011-11-05: W vs. [#11BW] Brad Pickett (22-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:09 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Michael McDonald (3-0-0)
2012-04-21: W vs. [#38BW] Miguel Torres (40-6-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:18 of round 1
2011-11-19: W vs. [#232BW] Alex Soto (6-2-1) via KO (Punches) in 0:56 of round 1
2011-05-28: W vs. [#15FLY] Chris Cariaso (14-5-0) via SD (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Renan Barao 210, Michael McDonald 301
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#8] Cub Swanson (18-5-0, 146.0lb) vs. [#21] Dustin Poirier (13-2-0, 145.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Cub Swanson (3-0-0)
2012-09-22: W vs. [#31FW] Charles Oliveira (16-3-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:40 of round 1
2012-06-22: W vs. [#41LW] Ross Pearson (14-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:14 of round 2
2012-01-28: W vs. [#58FW] George Roop (12-9-1) via TKO (Punches) in 2:22 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Dustin Poirier (2-1-0)
2012-12-15: W vs. [#81FW] Jonathan Brookins (13-6-0) via Submission (Brabo Choke) in 4:15 of round 1
2012-05-15: L vs. [#12FW] Chan Sung Jung (13-3-0) via Technical Submission (Brabo Choke) in 1:07 of round 4
2012-02-04: W vs. [#64FW] Max Holloway (7-1-0) via Submission (Triangle Armbar) in 3:23 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cub Swanson 147, Dustin Poirier 63
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#34] Cyrille Diabate (19-8-1, 206.0lb) vs. [#36] Jimi Manuwa (12-0-0, 204.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Cyrille Diabate (2-1-0)
2012-11-17: W vs. [#144LHW] Chad Griggs (11-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:44 of round 1
2012-04-14: W vs. [#238MW] Tom DeBlass (7-2-0) via MD (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2011-11-05: L vs. [#39LHW] Anthony Perosh (13-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:09 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Jimi Manuwa (3-0-0)
2012-09-29: W vs. [#78LHW] Kyle Kingsbury (11-5-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2011-12-10: W vs. [#94LHW] Antony Rea (24-14-0) via TKO (Retirement) in 5:00 of round 1
2011-10-22: W vs. [#380LHW] Nick Chapman (3-2-0) via TKO (Knees) in 2:14 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cyrille Diabate 91, Jimi Manuwa 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#23MW] Jorge Santiago (25-10-0, 170.0lb) vs. [#64] Gunnar Nelson (10-0-1, 169.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Jorge Santiago (2-1-0)
2012-06-15: W vs. [#84MW] Justin Guthrie (16-5-0) via Submission (Inverted Heel Hook) in 1:34 of round 1
2012-03-02: W vs. [#301MW] Leonardo Pecanha (15-8-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:48 of round 1
2011-10-08: L vs. [#4WW] Demian Maia (18-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Gunnar Nelson (3-0-0)
2012-09-29: W vs. [#148WW] DaMarques Johnson (16-12-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:34 of round 1
2012-02-25: W vs. [#833LW] Alexander Butenko (20-7-1) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:21 of round 1
2010-09-25: W vs. [#109MW] Eugene Fadiora (12-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:51 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jorge Santiago 246, Gunnar Nelson 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#16] Ryan Jimmo (17-1-0, 205.0lb) vs. [#26] James Te Huna (15-5-0, 205.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Ryan Jimmo (3-0-0)
2012-07-21: W vs. [#39LHW] Anthony Perosh (13-7-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:07 of round 1
2011-10-07: W vs. [#40LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (13-10-0) via UD (49-48, 49-48, 49-48)
2011-04-08: W vs. [#133MW] Zak Cummings (15-3-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 50-45)

Last 3 Fights: James Te Huna (3-0-0)
2012-07-11: W vs. [#64LHW] Joey Beltran (14-8-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
2012-03-03: W vs. [#54LHW] Aaron Rosa (17-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:08 of round 1
2011-09-24: W vs. [*] Ricardo Romero (11-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:47 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ryan Jimmo 210, James Te Huna 220
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#62] Che Mills (15-5-0, 170.0lb) vs. [#66] Matt Riddle (7-3-0, 170.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Che Mills (2-1-0)
2012-09-29: W vs. [#145WW] Duane Ludwig (21-14-0) via TKO (Knee Injury) in 2:28 of round 1
2012-04-21: L vs. [#10WW] Rory MacDonald (14-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:20 of round 2
2011-11-05: W vs. [#396WW] Chris Cope (8-3-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 0:40 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Matt Riddle (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2012-11-17: W vs. [#76WW] John Maguire (18-5-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2012-07-21: NC vs. [#72WW] Chris Clements (11-4-0) via NC (Overturned by Commission) in 2:02 of round 3
2012-02-04: W vs. [#166LW] Henry Martinez (9-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Che Mills 140, Matt Riddle 91
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#289] Terry Etim (15-4-0, 155.0lb) vs. [#825WW] Renee Forte (7-2-0, 156.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Terry Etim (1-2-0)
2012-01-14: L vs. [#73LW] Edson Barboza (11-1-0) via KO (Spinning Wheel Kick) in 2:02 of round 3
2011-11-05: W vs. [#1392LW] Edward Faaloloto (2-4-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 0:17 of round 1
2010-04-10: L vs. [#9LW] Rafael dos Anjos (18-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:30 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Renee Forte (1-2-0)
2012-10-13: L vs. [#434WW] Sergio Moraes (7-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:10 of round 3
2011-05-27: W vs. [#455MW] Renan Santos (7-3-0) via TKO (Retirement) in 1:52 of round 3
2011-04-29: L vs. [#626WW] Mario Sartori (9-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 3:10 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Terry Etim 399, Renee Forte 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#44] Paul Sass (13-1-0, 156.0lb) vs. [#52] Danny Castillo (14-5-0, 156.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Paul Sass (2-1-0)
2012-09-29: L vs. [#22LW] Matt Wiman (15-7-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:48 of round 1
2012-05-26: W vs. [#43LW] Jacob Volkmann (15-4-0) via Submission (Triangle Armbar) in 1:54 of round 1
2011-10-01: W vs. [#34LW] Michael Johnson (12-7-0) via Submission (Heel Hook) in 3:00 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Danny Castillo (2-1-0)
2012-10-05: L vs. [#34LW] Michael Johnson (12-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:06 of round 2
2012-05-05: W vs. [#118LW] John Cholish (8-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2011-12-30: W vs. [#92LW] Anthony Njokuani (14-7-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Paul Sass 140, Danny Castillo 134
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Paul Sass leads 2-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#179] Josh Grispi (14-4-0, 144.0lb) vs. [#195] Andy Ogle (8-2-0, 145.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Josh Grispi (0-3-0)
2012-08-04: L vs. [#32FW] Rani Yahya (17-7-0) via Submission (North South Choke) in 3:15 of round 1
2011-06-04: L vs. [#58FW] George Roop (12-9-1) via KO (Punch to the Body) in 3:14 of round 3
2011-01-01: L vs. [#21FW] Dustin Poirier (13-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Andy Ogle (2-1-0)
2012-09-29: L vs. [#121FW] Akira Corassani (10-3-0) via SD (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
2011-11-12: W vs. [#256FW] Shay Walsh (8-2-0) via UD ()
2011-08-27: W vs. [#457LW] Antanas Jazbutis (16-19-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:08 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Josh Grispi 196, Andy Ogle 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#31LHW] Stanislav Nedkov (12-0-0, 185.0lb) vs. [#55] Tom Watson (15-5-0, 185.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Stanislav Nedkov (2-0-0, 1 NC)
2012-11-10: NC vs. [#38LHW] Thiago Silva (14-3-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:45 of round 3
2011-08-27: W vs. [#126MW] Luiz Cane (12-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:20 of round 1
2010-05-21: W vs. [NA] Augustin Helgiu (0-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:14 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Tom Watson (2-1-0)
2012-09-29: L vs. [#53MW] Brad Tavares (9-1-0) via SD (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
2012-03-24: W vs. [#147MW] Jack Marshman (11-2-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 4:50 of round 2
2011-05-21: W vs. [#189LHW] Murilo Rua (20-13-1) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:06 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stanislav Nedkov 98, Tom Watson 140
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Bantamweight (135)
[#58] Motonobu Tezuka (19-5-4, 135.0lb) vs. [#124] Vaughan Lee (12-8-1, 134.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Motonobu Tezuka (2-1-0)
2012-11-10: L vs. [#33BW] Alex Caceres (8-5-0) via SD (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
2012-04-28: W vs. [#59BW] Shunichi Shimizu (27-8-10) via UD (30-29, 30-29, 29-28)
2012-03-11: W vs. [#159BW] Tatsuya So (12-7-3) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) in 1:12 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Vaughan Lee (1-2-0)
2012-07-11: L vs. [#47BW] T.J. Dillashaw (6-1-0) via Submission (Neck Crank) in 2:33 of round 1
2012-02-26: W vs. [#171BW] Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:29 of round 1
2011-11-05: L vs. [#15FLY] Chris Cariaso (14-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Motonobu Tezuka 98, Vaughan Lee 220
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Flyweight (125)
[#53] Ulysses Gomez (9-3-0, 126.0lb) vs. [#59] Phil Harris (21-10-0, 125.0lb)

Last 3 Fights: Ulysses Gomez (2-1-0)
2012-08-04: L vs. [#4FLY] John Moraga (13-1-0) via KO (Elbows and Punches) in 3:46 of round 1
2011-12-02: W vs. [#77BW] Cody Gibson (8-3-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 2:43 of round 3
2011-08-05: W vs. [*] Drew Bittner (4-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:21 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Phil Harris (2-1-0)
2012-10-05: L vs. [#7FLY] Darren Uyenoyama (8-3-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:38 of round 2
2012-03-16: W vs. [#211FLY] Casey Dyer (7-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2012-02-23: W vs. [#130FLY] Remi Morvan (8-7-0) via Submission (Triangle Armbar) in 4:22 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ulysses Gomez 196, Phil Harris 134
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Notes about the Fight Card
- Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
- A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
- An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.

Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Renan Barao
Highest Stored DD Rating: Renan Barao
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Outstanding [****½]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Moderate [***]




Posted on February 15, 2013 by jcs

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