Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao: 5 Fights for Barao to Take Next

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Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao: 5 Fights for Barao to Take Next
Renan Barao - Esther Lin/MMAFighting

With Renan Barao as the new UFC interim champ, things just got a bit more confusing in the bantamweight division.

The 25-year-old Brazilian tasted UFC gold for the first time on Saturday night at UFC 149, where he routed former WEC champion Urijah Faber in a five-round decision.

What's next for Barao?

The UFC hopes to put him against bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz to decide an undisputed champion.

Unfortunately, Cruz is recovering from a torn ACL, which could keep him out of action for well over a year.

With Cruz sidelined and Faber coming off a loss, there really isn't a clear cut contender set to challenge Barao. A major opportunity is ripe for the taking.

Who will be branded as the next No. 1 contender?

Here are five opponents Barao could face next.

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