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Consecutive UFC Wins: 5
Six UFC fighters at very different stages in their respective UFC careers have currently won five straight bouts.
Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao has risen rapidly in the 135-pound class. In his fourth UFC fight, Barao replaced an injured Dominick Cruz and defeated former WEC champion Urijah Faber to win UFC gold. More recently, Barao remained undefeated inside the Octagon and defended his belt with a submission win over Michael McDonald.
Meanwhile, Chris Weidman and T.J. Grant will look to pick up their sixth straight victories in respective title shots against Anderson Silva and Benson Henderson. An All-American wrestler with big potential, Weidman has rattled off five straight wins to start his UFC career. Grant, on the other hand, battled some adversity in the welterweight division before finding his home at lightweight and forcing his way into title contention with five straight wins.
A few up-and-comers have also put together lengthy winning streaks despite not yet joining title shot conversation.
Since losing to Nick Catone in his UFC debut, Costa Philippou has rebounded with five victories, most recently beating top-10 middleweight Tim Boetsch. After losing four of five fights in 2010 and 2011, Matt Brown was on the verge of being released from the UFC roster before getting back on track in a big way. Meanwhile, Francis Carmont has gone undefeated since joining the UFC middleweight class, but he's benefited from back-to-back controversial decision wins.