Renan Barao looks like he’s going to be around for a while. The interim bantamweight champion did his best to shed the “temporary” label at the UFC on Fuel TV 7 headliner on Saturday night, submitting Michael McDonald with an arm-triangle choke 3:57 into round four.
Outside of one scary moment in round one, Barao managed to avoid McDonald’s powerful punches for the majority of the contest while showcasing his own multi-faceted arsenal. With 20 consecutive victories under his belt, the Brazilian now awaits a return to action by Dominick Cruz, the official 135-pound titleholder. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC on Fuel TV 7.Link