The Faber VS. Barao fight has given Renan Barao his 19th straight UFC victory, giving him the interim bantamweight title. This also positions him to go up against current titleholder Dominick Cruz.
Barao claims he was "well prepared" for this fight, which was proven in his win. But will he claim the title after facing Cruz? The Brazilian's unbeaten streak of 32 wins, with one no contest, is hardly something to blink atÂ—Barao's streak could prove fatal to Cruz.
It appears Renan's not only a threat to Cruz; the fight could be difficult to determine. Cruz, who is up for surgery for a knee injury, could either bounce back and win against BaraoÂ—but if there are setbacks, it could be the end of Cruz's reign.
Because of both Barao and Cruz's winning streaks, this fight will be one to look forward to. Of course, bets are on: It'll definitely be a close fight, and there are some ideas that Cruz would have to work quickly to get Barao down.
In conclusion, this one could be in the bag for Renan Barao, considering that it's been nearly 10 months since Cruz faced anyone of Barao's caliber. However, there's always the possibility of a future rematch, and those will always keep the UFC fans coming back.