Renan Barao’s coach Andre Pederneiras has stated and made it very clear, the former Bantamweight Champion wants his rematch with T.J. Dillashaw.
“We’re asking for an immediate rematch. It’s fair, and we’re looking a way to do it. It can’t happen in less than five or six months, but I think that’s how long T.J. Is going to be out. Everybody wants to see another fight between them, since it was the fight of the night.”
Renan Barao 32-2 MMA record, he has 8 knockouts, 14 submissions and 10 decision victories in his MMA career coming into this fight. 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.
As far as Barao’s lost to Dillashaw, “After the first knockdown, Renan couldn’t get into the fight anymore and he went dizzy with every blow,” he said. “Even between the rounds, when we were talking to him, he wasn’t even looking at us. After the first round, we told him not to trade with (Dillashaw) so he could recover, but it was like we had told him ‘to go there and trade punches with him’ because that’s exactly what he did. He kept fighting and asked us who was winning the fight before the fifth. When the fight was over, he asked us what happened, if he won or if he lost.”
Barao 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 which Barao won. He beat Urijah Faber for a second time via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.