Renan Barao is set to defend his interim bantamweight title for the first time, and he will try to do so against Michael McDonald in the UFC on Fuel TV 7 main event.
The Brazilian champion earned his belt with a win over Urijah Faber, but it initially looked like he would sit out and wait for fellow champion Dominick Cruz to return from injury. However, when Cruz suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee issue, Barao was matched up with McDonald.
McDonald hasn't competed in more than nine months due to hand surgery. When he last appeared, McDonald picked up the biggest win of his career, a knockout of former WEC champion Miguel Torres.
In addition to the bantamweight title fight, an important featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Dustin Poirier will also be featured on the main card.
After the event concludes, Barao, McDonald and several more of the night's competitors will likely join Dana White for a post-fight press conference. A live-streaming feed of the post-fight press conference will be available on the video player above, so make sure to to tune in.
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