Renan Barão preparing backstage during the UFC 214 event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California
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Renan Barão (Renan Mota do Nascimento Pegado) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter, and former UFC Bantamweight Champion.

Renan Barão began his professional fighting career in 2005 after attending the Kimura Nova União sports school in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. After a loss in his professional debut, Barão had a streak of 32 matches without a loss (31 wins and 1 no contest) over the course of 9 years, making it one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA history. Other career highlights include Barão receiving his blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2011 and becoming the UFC Bantamweight Champion in 2014.


  • Birthday: January 31, 1987
  • Hometown: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Height: 5′ 6″
  • Weight: 145 lbs
  • Reach: 70″
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • UFC Title: Former Bantamweight Champion
  • Fighting Rank: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Number of Fights: 44
  • Number of Wins: 34
  • Number of Losses: 9
  • Number of Ties: 0
  • Number of No Contests: 1

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