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Barão vs. Kelleher

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Oddsbot
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01.09.2018 | 11:18 AM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Barão vs. Kelleher. Let's see what you've got.

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Brian Kelleher defeats Renan Barão via 3 Round Decision

Brian "Boom" Kelleher
Mmaweekly large Renan "The Baron" Barão

Kelleher
Decision
Round 3

Brian Kelleher Renan Barão

"Boom" "The Baron"

18-8-0   Pro Record At Fight   34-5-0
Climbed to 19-8   Record After Fight   Fell to 34-6
+130 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -155 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Selden, New York   Fighting out of   Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
31 years, 6 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 3 days
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
5'6" (167cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
64.0" (163cm)   Reach   70.5" (179cm)
Maxum Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Other)
Team Bombsquad (Primary)
  Gym   Nova União
Tapology Community Predictions: 1432  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Barão
74%
Kelleher
26%

Responses

skelliher
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01.09.2018 | 11:18 AM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   correct Decision  

We shall see what Barao looks like.

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rappinpapsoda
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01.10.2018 | 7:55 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

I think Barao has this one.

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

Katzengott
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02.13.2018 | 6:05 AM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   correct Decision  

Kelleher was on a nice run until he ran into Marlon Vera, but I believe with a W over Barao he can go places.
rappinpapsoda
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02.13.2018 | 8:05 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

Remember when Barao seemed unbeatable?

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Zulizani
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02.14.2018 | 2:13 AM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   correct Decision  

Nope, never been a fan.  I'm so glad the sport evolved and left him behind.

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Franklin880088
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02.14.2018 | 9:51 AM ET

I think it pretty clear that USADA had a big impact on him. He not quite as noticeable as a Hendericks, but he up there.

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PilloryChoke
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02.15.2018 | 11:08 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

IDK if it was even USADA in Barao's case. It might not have helped but he hasn't looked good since Dillashaw brutalized him & then he KOed himself in the bathroom weight cutting for the rematch.

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ShakeANDBake720
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02.15.2018 | 2:28 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

Barao's losses have only been to top 10 fighters. Not sure Kelleher falls into that group. I think his Iuri win was a bit of a fluke. It made everyone believe he was better than he really is.

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Zulizani
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02.15.2018 | 11:45 PM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   correct Decision  

Just let me have this.  I have been a stauch opponent of Barao for a long time and had to eat a lot of **** because he kept beating everyone.  Can we please just pretend he can't win.  Please?

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ImperatorFishrat
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02.16.2018 | 12:00 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

Honestly I think a lot of it has to do with nova uniao and their MO of beating the living **** out of one another during sparring, all the time, every time. They seemed to have wound it back a little bit the last couple of years though.

Taking Barao.

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rappinpapsoda
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02.16.2018 | 7:46 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

I was thinking the USADA too but he also might be a headcase like Filho became.

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The GOAT
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02.19.2018 | 1:30 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Decision  

Barao by dec

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TheClownKid
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02.20.2018 | 12:07 AM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

We still having Renan Barao cut to 135 without the PEDs? Such a cruel sport.

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Shaolin86
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02.21.2018 | 5:07 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barão   wrong Submission   wrong Round 1  

I'm still confident Barao has enough in the tank to take Kelleher. Previously to Sterling (who he fought at a catchweight of 140), nobody has been able to take him down, and I don't see Kelleher doing it. It's true Barao has a lot of miles on him, but we shouldn't forget why he was considered the best p4p at one point.

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lldowntoearthll
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02.22.2018 | 9:36 PM ET

Prediction: correct Kelleher   correct Decision  

unless barao can catch him early or turn it into a grappling match early, i'm expecting him to be significantly slower in r2 and 3, leaving the door open for an active fighter like kelleher to take rounds.


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