Former UFC bantamweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter, Renan Barao is finally set to return to action in June.
ARES Fighting Championship announced the bout on Twitter.
Choc des générations ⚡️
— ARES Fighting Championship (@ares_fighting) May 24, 2022
Renan Barao (34-9-0, 1 NC) has been in a slump ever since losing his UFC strap to T.J. Dillashaw back at UFC 173. Since the bout, he has gone 2-7 with losses to top talents such as Aljamain Sterling, Luke Sanders, and Douglas Silva de Andrade. On a 5-fight losing skid, “The Baron” will now fight at ARES FC against French prospect William Gomis.
Gomis (9-2-0) holds 6 of his 9 wins by way of finish. His last outing came against Arip Yakubov at UAE Warriors 28, where he defeated Yakubov via first-round ground and pound.
— UAE Warriors (@uae_warriors) March 26, 2022
Having won 7 straight, the 24-year-old will look to make a statement come June against the former UFC champion.
The main event of the evening will feature a welterweight title bout between Abdoul Abdouraguimov (C) and Karl Amoussou. In the co-main event, Jose Galindo and Akhmed Salamov will battle it out for the vacant middleweight strap.
ARES FC 7 takes place on June 25th at the Le Dome de Paris in Paris, France, and will be broadcasted on UFC Fight Pass.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.