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UFC 149 saw a new champion crowned, an interim champ that is.
Renan Barao pushed his winning streak to 29 fights by beating Urijah Faber via unanimous decision to win the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night.
Barao made not have gotten the finish, but he decisively beat Faber thanks to his reach and his kicks. Each round he managed to out-point Faber and stay out of danger, leaving “The California Kid” puzzled throughout.
Barao certainly beat Faber in easier fashion than the actual champ, Dominick Cruz. It will be interesting to see if Cruz can find a way to stop the runaway train that is Barao. Barao may very well be the best 135-pounder in the world.
Faber has now lost his last five championship bouts, dating back to his time as a featherweight in the WEC. Though he is still highly competitive, he will likely not get another title fight anytime soon.
In the co-main event, Hector Lombard had a very unimpressive UFC debut.
The man considered to be a potential thre...
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Urijah Faber may not have left Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary with the UFC interim bantamweight title, but “The California Kid” will be taking home a broken rib for his troubles.
A fractured bone certainly isn’t the best consolation prize, but sometimes that’s the price mixed martial artists have to pay for a shot at championship glory.
According to Faber, Renan Barao...
“UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” took place Saturday inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Canada.
Last night’s fights were met with very little fanfare, and now we all know why. Despite making their long-awaited debut in Calgary, and having Bret “The Hitman” Hart in attendance, ticket-payers were far from thrilled with the show’s product.
Boos rained down from the rafters for most...
The interim bantamweight championship is up for grabs when Urijah Faber battles Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 149. Also on tap is the highly anticipated UFC debut of Hector Lombard who takes on Tim Boetsch a high profile middleweight bout.
UFC 149 takes place from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21st. The pay-per-view main card will kick-off at...
Urijah Faber (26-5, 135) vs. Renan Barao (30-1, 1 no contest,135) for the interim bantamweight title
Faber tries to catch the leg of Barao but is unsuccessful. Barao lands a counter left on Faber. Faber is trying to mount offense but he just doesn't seem to be able to hit Barao in a way that hurts him. Faber throwing some jabs but its not the type of offense that...
Today’s UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao weigh-ins took place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In the main event, both Urijah Faber and Renan Barao successfully made weight for their interim bantamweight title bout. Faber and Barao will battle for the interim title, while current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz recovers from knee surgery.
All other competitors...
Tune in to watch the official weigh-ins for UFC 149 Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao on Friday, July 20th. The live weigh-ins will kick off at approximately 6:00pm ET from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
UFC 149 Weigh-in Results
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch
Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan
Brian Ebersole vs. James Head
“UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” takes place Saturday inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
Facebook will kick off the festivities by streaming a pair of prelims. Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s page in...
"It's a dream come true. This is the happiest moment of my entire life."
"I knew I won the fight because of the way I fought, but there were all kinds of thoughts running through my head when they were reading the decision."
"I want to fight the best and I think Dominick Cruz is the best. If they want me to fight someone else while he heals up...
Main Card (PPV) Weight Class Red Corner Blue Corner Method Round Time Notes Bantamweight Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao Note 1 Middleweight Hector Lombard vs Tim Boetsch Heavyweight Cheick Kongo vs Shawn Jordan Welterweight Brian Ebersole def. James Head Split Decision Welterweight Chris Clements def. Matt Riddle Arm-Triangle Preliminary Card (FX) Middleweight bout...