UFC 149    July 21, 2012
Renan Barao and
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BREAKDOWN

You don't go seven years without a loss in this particular sport by mistake. Offense has obviously played a big part in Renan Barao's run, but a streak this long is indicative of great defense, too. Barao makes opponents miss on the feet and he's tough to take down and control on the ground. Most likely, he'll take his chances standing with Urijah Faber until something goes wrong. Faber is about as well-rounded as they come, but he threatens most when he takes his guy to the mat. He's the better wrestler in this fight. Even considering Barao's athleticism and submission game, Faber holds a grappling advantage. Faber needs to move, come at Barao at angles and set up a takedown.