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Renan Barao defends interim belt

Updated: February 16, 2013, 11:10 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Dominick Cruz still may be the official champion of the UFC bantamweight division -- but Renan Barao is playing the part in his absence.

Barao defended his UFC 135-pound interim title on Saturday, submitting Michael McDonald via arm triangle at the 3:57 mark of the fourth round before a sellout crowd at Wembley Arena in London.

It was the first defense of Barao's interim title, which he claimed with a decision over Urijah Faber in July. Immediately following the victory, Barao wished ...

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