The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Bw champion Renan Barao Pegado entered this fight with a professional mma record of 33-3-0 (70% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Dominick Cruz) but he lost two out of his last three bouts, both against TJ Dillashaw (=Barao vs Dillashaw I and Dillashaw vs Barao II), between these two fights he beat Mitch Gagnon (=Barao vs Gagnon).
His opponent, Jeremy Stephens (black belt in Bjj as well), has an official record of 24-12-0 (79% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 featherweight. He fought twice last year beating Dennis Bermudez (=Bermudez vs Stephens) but then he lost to Max Holloway (=Holloway vs Stephens). Barao vs Stephens is on the undercard of Thomas Almeida vs Cody Garbrandt – UFC Fight Night 88. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
UFC Fight Night 88 fight card (main card):
Thomas Almeida vs Cody Garbrandt
Renan Barao Pegado vs Jeremy Stephens
Tarec Saffiedine vs Rick Story
Chris Camozzi vs Vitor Miranda
Jorge Masvidal vs Lorenz Larkin
Joshua Burkman vs Paul Felder
Barao’s previous fight: TJ Dillashaw vs Renan Barao 2
Stephens’ previous fight: Max Holloway vs Jeremy Stephens
Barao’s next fight: Renan Barao Pegado vs Phillipe Nover
Stephens’ next fight: Frankie Edgar vs Jeremy Stephens
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