Renan Barao looks to extend win streak at UFC 173

Renan Barao (right) fights Eddie Wineland for the UFC interim bantamweight championship during UFC...

Renan Barao (right) fights Eddie Wineland for the UFC interim bantamweight championship during UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Saturday September 21, 2013. (DAVE ABELD/QMI Agency)

GORDON ANDERSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:57 PM ET

It seems it's just another battle in a long line of fighters that have gone through and come out the other side of the human meat grinder that is UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao.

The Brazilian is a one-man wrecking machine, having plowed through all comers for the past nine years (including a 35-fight winning streak) and his opponent Saturday night, TJ Dillingshaw, is just another fighter to send tumbling to the bottom of the scrap heap.

"I don't care who I fight against," Barao said ahead of his bantamweight title defence at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "If it's (Dillingshaw), it's because the UFC thinks that he is the right opponent for me right now."

Barao's last fight was a Feb. 1 beating of Uriah Faber for the title and during the post-fight interview, Faber hoped the No. 4-ranked Dillingshaw would be the next in line to get a shot at Barao.

Mission accomplished.


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