Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon booked as co-main event of UFC Fight Night 58

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will return at UFC Fight Night 58 on December 20th in Brazil as he will meet Canadian Mitch Gagnon.

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The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Wednesday evening.

UFC Fight Night 58 is expected to come from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 20th and will be headlined by Lyoto Machida facing C.B. Dollaway in a middleweight bout.

Barao (32-2, 1NC) lost the UFC bantamweight title earlier this year when he was defeated by TKO at UFC 173 against T.J. Dillashaw. He was scheduled to face Dillashaw in a rematch three months later, but he was pulled from the fight on weigh-in day when he passed out while cutting weight.

Gagnon (12-2) has won four in a row since losing his UFC debut to Bryan Caraway at UFC 149 in 2012. During his recent winning streak, three of the wins have come by submission, including a first round win at UFC Fight Night 54 against Roman Salazar.

The current UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway fight card is below.

Lyoto Machida (21-5) vs. C.B. Dollaway (15-5)
Renan Barao (32-2, 1NC) vs. Mitch Gagnon (12-2)
Igor Pokrajac (25-11, 1NC) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (12-2-1)
Patrick Cummins (6-1) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (4-0)
Charlie Brenneman (19-7) vs. Leandro Silva (16-2-1)
Rashid Magomedov (17-1) vs. Elias Silverio (11-0)
Ulka Sasaki (18-1-2) vs. Leandro Issa (12-4)