Way back I said Barao is the guy to watch out for. He fights very similar to Jose Aldo. He did dismantle Faber and beat Scott Jorgensen which are the only testing points I can see between Barao and DC.
DC hasn't fought since October 1, 2011. Renan Barao has fought four times since then. It's very unfortunate that this fight takes place after a long hiatus because if DC loses everybody will be questioning that long layoff. Aside from Octagon rust I think Renan has the fire power, arsenal to hurt DC. He needs to get his conditioning up to par and get those leg kicks going then we'll see a good fight. Barao needs to immobilize DC from the opening bell.
- incredible win streak
- fought four times since the last time DC fought
- KO power
- air tight defense
- wide arsenal of attacks
- leg kicks is the key
- good movement
- good fight IQ
- Octagon awareness
- tricky fighter who can mix it up
- good cardio (no matter how you look at it...he's gonna feel it especially in the later rounds.)
Barao by split.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.