Barao injured, possibly out of UFC 162 title defense

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Renan Barao was scheduled to defend his UFC bantamweight interim title at UFC 162 against Eddie Wineland, but a report today from Brazil announced that the fight is now in jeopardy:

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet TATAME on Saturday (May 18, 2013), the 26-year-old suffered a foot injury and is unable to compete at the June 15, 2013 event set to take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Barao (30-1) last competed at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February where he successfully defended his interim title for the first time against Michael McDonald with a fourth-round arm-triangle choke.

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Following the initial report, MMAJunkie reporter John Morgan tweeted an update of Barao’s status:

Was just told that Barao has a medical exam scheduled for Monday, at which point the final decision on his status will be made. 

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