UFC Fight Night 58 Results: Renan Barao Submits Mitch Gagnon, Calls Out T.J. Dillashaw

December 21, 2014
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Former bantamweight champion Renan Barao started what the hopes will be the beginning of another winning streak when he defeated Mitch Gagnon in the UFC Fight Night 58 co-main event on Saturday.

The Brazilian had the fans on his side in Barueri as he fought the game Gagnon.
He headed into the fight coming off his first defeat in nine years. He lost the belt to T.J. Dillasahw at UFC 173 in May.

Gagnon saw some success in the opening round. He used speed and footwork to bounce and move on the outside. He’d move in and out landing his jab and left hook. Barao took his time and midway though the round, the former champion picked up the pace. Barao landed a left hook that knocked an off balance Gagnon to the canvas.

In the second frame, Gagnon continued to apply forward pressure as Barao looked to counter strike. Gagnon attempted several takedowns but was unable to get Barao to the ground. He pressed Barao against the cage, but was unable to advance his position. The referee separated them twice in the round. Gagnon did a good job of tying Barao up, but did little once he was in the clinch position.

Barao landed leg kicks and knees to the body throughout the bout. In the final round, he began to pressure Gagnon. Gagnon attempted a throw and Barao powered him to the canvas. The Brazilian quickly moved to the side and locked on an arm-triangle choke. He tightened it down and Gagnon was forced to tap out.

Following the win, Barao called for a rematch against Dillashaw.

“I have one thing to say, I want my belt back,” said Barao following the win. “Dillashaw, I have two gifts for you; my left hand and my right hand. I’m going to shut up your mouth.”

After Dillashaw defeated Barao in May, an immediate rematch was set UFC 177 in August. The day of the weigh-in, Barao was removed from the card after being admitted to the hospital due to his weight cutting efforts.

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  • Frederico Rodrigues

    He was much more agressive than translated, what he literally said was: “I have 2 gifts for you, my right and left fists, I`m gonna rip your mouth off so you can stop talking shit”

    Dumb translator keeps mellowing things.

    • TheCerealKiller

      I hope your translation is right, because that is so much better!

      • Frederico Rodrigues

        Lol, I`m brazillian so, pretty sure it is. Also you can tell he was pretty mad, hope they put this fight together soon

        • shakejunt

          i think regardless of the outcome of dillashaw/cruz that we’ll see barao/tj II and cruz/faber III

  • shakejunt

    despite this looking like a squash match on paper, gagnon looked pretty good out there. barao is a tough out for anyone obviously and i’m excited to see mitch come back against someone more his level.