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UFC 138 Results: Renan Barao Blitzkriegs Brad Pickett In First-Round Submission Win

The co-main event of the evening at UFC 138 is Renan Barao vs. Brad Pickett. This is a bantamweight fight, meaning 135 pounds. The referee in charge of the action is Dan Miragliotta.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox and exchange immediately. Barao seems to be landing the better strikes, both punches and kicks. Now Pickett lands a hard right hand. Inside leg kick for Barao. Pickett dives in with a left hook and now a right. Barao shoots and is stuffed. Left hook from Barao nails Pickett, but the Brit stands strong. Both fighters trade right hooks. Leg kick from Barao, but Pickett fires off a left hook. Standing knee from Barao stuns Pickett and now the Brazilian is firing off a series of punches standing on and on the ground. Somehow Pickett manages to hang on only for Barao to take his back. After a little hand fighting Barao swtiches grips and submits Pickett with a rear naked choke.

UFC 138 results: Renan Barao defeats Brad Pickett by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:09 of round 1.