Cole Escovedo vs. Renan Barao at UFC 130 on May 28

by John Morgan and Dann Stupp | source:

A bantamweight bout between UFC newcomers Renan Barao and Cole Escovedo has been added to May's UFC 130 event.

A source close to the negotiations today told that verbal agreements are in place for the fight.

UFC 130 takes place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view.

Barao vs. Escovedo likely will be part of the preliminary card.

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RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

4/23/11 12:02 AM by RickMartelsArrogance

 Good luck Cole.  Always enjoy watching you scrap.

The Triangle site profile image  

4/22/11 11:58 PM by The Triangle

An opponent that will make it a fight no Matter where it goes

RapedByDiazOnTheDaley site profile image  

4/22/11 11:32 PM by RapedByDiazOnTheDaley

who would you rather fight?1 a striker2 a bjj guy3 a wrestler

1Adam12 site profile image  

4/22/11 11:10 PM by 1Adam12

 Good luck, Cole.

The Triangle site profile image  

4/22/11 10:50 PM by The Triangle

Lol I've never been one to ask for specific people I've always just fought who was put in front of me long as it paid well ;-)

RapedByDiazOnTheDaley site profile image  

4/22/11 10:42 PM by RapedByDiazOnTheDaley

I wish they gave you mighty mouse insteadsylistically a great fight for youalso is there anyone you wanna call out that arent named lesner, bisping or wand?

Uncle Justice site profile image  

4/22/11 10:05 PM by Uncle Justice

 Haha, very cool of you.  Respect. Barao is one of the worst opponents anyone could draw.  He's probably one of the most under-rated and unknown 135ers in all of MMA, and (once again) taking the fight on short notice makes this an extremely dangerous fight for Cole to take.

jeff bedard site profile image  

4/22/11 8:57 PM by jeff bedard

Good luck buddy.

The Triangle site profile image  

4/22/11 8:55 PM by The Triangle

This will definely be a baptism by fire def. Won't go the distance

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

4/22/11 8:40 PM by WRESTLENOW

if you manage to win this fight your stock will rise MASSIVELY.barao is LEGIT.