Barao relied heavily on kicks to the left leg of his opponent on Saturday night in what would eventually turn out to be a victory for the 25-year-old fighter.
But that wasn't all the damage done by Barao in UFC 149, as Yahoo Sports' Maggie Hendricks tweets that Faber suffered a broken rib during the first round of the fight.
Urijah Faber's rib was broken in the first round of his loss. See his X-ray here. ht.ly/cppmf— Cagewriter (@YahooCagewriter) July 22, 2012
What This Means for Barao's Career
This was Barao's first promotional fight, and boy, did he take advantage of it.
This guy hasn't lost since his first fight in 2005 and yet he never got the respect he deserved, at least not until last night.
But now that his name is out there, Barao should benefit immensely from his impressive victory on Saturday night.
If anything, Barao made himself more marketable and probably inked himself some endorsement deals with his impressive victory last night.
I really think he has a chance to become a fan favorite, especially after Barao acknowledged that he's a UFC employee and will fight whoever, whenever (via MMAWeekly.com)
After his victory over Faber, fans ultimately would like to see Barao vs. Dominick Cruz, who is currently recovering from a torn ACL.
We'll have to wait and see who his next opponent is, but for now, you can bet you'll be hearing the name Renan Barao a lot more throughout the UFC world.
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