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Video: New Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Receives Hero's Welcome at Gym

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If you watched UFC 149 last weekend, you saw just how much it meant to Renan Barao to win the UFC interim bantamweight title. The Brazilian was visibly emotional and celebrated like he had, well, just won the undisputed belt.

Barao returned to his home country this week and received a hero's welcome at his gym, Nova Uniao, when he arrived with the belt. Check out a video, courtesy of Portal do Vale Tudo, of the moving scene below.