Renan Pegado defends title with spectacular TKO over Eddie Wineland

Renan Barao (red) defeats Eddie Wineland (blue) in the Interim Bantamweight Championship bout...

Renan Barao (red) defeats Eddie Wineland (blue) in the Interim Bantamweight Championship bout during UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday September 21, 2013. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 12:30 AM ET

TORONTO - Renan (Barao) Pegado staged his second successful interim bantamweight title defence, netting a spectacular TKO win over Eddie Wineland in the co-main event of UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday.

Wineland got off to a good start, though, backing Pegado up with punches throughout the first round and disrupting the Brazilian's rhythm.

In the second, Pegado cracked the inaugural WEC 135-pound titleholder with a spinning back kick to the face. He then delivered a series of punches on the mat, forcing referee Yves Lavigne to jump in and save Wineland.

"I don't practice that very often because you can hurt people," Pegado said through his translator. "But in my fights, I've always tried that.


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