UFC 149 Faber Vs. Barao: Urijah Faber Unable To Capture Interim Bantamweight Title

UFC 149 was an underwhelming event culminating in a title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. In the end, Barao captured the interim bantamweight title via unanimous decision.

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UFC 149 Faber Vs. Barao Bonuses: Ryan Jimmo Wins Knockout Of The Night

Saturday night's UFC 149 event from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was a mixed bag. The preliminary matches that aired on free TV blew the main pay-per-view card out of the water, much to the chagrin of paying customers. While the prelims featured a bevy of exciting knockouts and hard-fought fights, the main card was exceedingly lackluster, particularly with two tedious, low-impact fights before the main event that had the Calgary crowd booing loudly.

In the least shocking bonus announcement of the night, Canadian fighter Ryan Jimmo won Knockout of the Night after winning his UFC debut with a seven-second knockout of Anthony Perosh. The thunderous right hand resulted in a tie for the fastest knockout in UFC history. It also netted Jimmo a $65,000 bonus check for and invaluable buzz with an inevitable highlight-reel moment.

Also picking up $65,000 bonuses were Matt Riddle, who won Submission of the Night for his arm-triangle of Chris Clements and Bryan Caraway and Mitch Gagnon, who took home Fight of the Night honors for their three-round brawl in the prelims.

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UFC 149 Results: Renan Barao Defeats Urijah Faber Via Unanimous Decision To Capture Interim Bantamweight Title

On Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, the UFC 149 card culminated in the main event, a bantamweight fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao for the interim UFC Bantamweight Championship.

The first round was an extended feeling-out process, but both fighters kept active and pushed the pace, which was an extremely welcome change for the live crowd, which had just sat through two very plodding bouts. Faber, who fights out of Sacramento, kept changing his stance and did a good job avoiding leg kicks and repeated attempts at spinning heel kicks from Barao.

The second round began much the same as the first, but by midway through Round 2, it was clear that Barao was in control. He was more comfortable, was landing more shots and was the aggressor. Faber got caught with several hard leg kicks and a big combination at the end of the round.

Round 3 was where the action truly began to intensify. Both fighters landed key shots, but Barao's were more vicious and came with much greater frequency. Faber's left leg began to swell from Barao's leg kicks and both attempted takedowns by Faber in the round were easily stuffed. At the end of the round, Faber looked winded and appeared to be fighting hurt.

The fourth round was a less-intense version of the third round, as Barao continued to establish his dominance and Faber continued to look hurt and like he had no answer for his opponent's offense. As the fifth round began, it was clear that Faber needed a knockout or submission to have any chance at winning.

Faber did not come out swinging for the fences in Round 5 and was held at bay for most of the final five minutes. Barao resorted to holding his left arm straight out in front of him, which Faber would engage mindlessly. Faber finally tried a couple of superman punches and a brief flurry, but nothing found purchase.

The fight went to the judges' scorecards, which unsurprisingly resulted in a unanimous decision for Barao to award him the UFC interim bantamweight title.

Here are the full results of Saturday night's UFC 149 event from Calgary:

Main Card

Bantamweight bout: Renan Barao (29-1, 1 NC) def. Urijah Faber (26-6) via unanimous decision, 49-46, 50-45, 49-46
Middleweight bout: Tim Boetsch (16-4) def. Hector Lombard (31-3-1, 1 NC) via decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Heavyweight bout: Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) def. Shawn Jordan (13-4) via unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27, 30-27
Welterweight bout: James Head (9-2) def. Brian Ebersole (50-15-1, 1 NC) via split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Welterweight bout: Matt Riddle (7-3) def. Chris Clements (11-5) via submission (arm triangle) in 2:02 of Round 3

Preliminary Card (FX)

Middleweight bout: Nick Ring (13-1) def. Court McGee (13-3) via unanimous decision, 29-28. 29-28, 29-28
Bantamweight bout: Francisco Rivera (9-2) def. Roland Delorme (8-2) via KO (punches) in 4:19 of Round 1
Light heavyweight bout: Ryan Jimmo (17-1) def. Anthony Perosh (13-7) via KO (punch) in 0:07 of Round 1
Bantamweight bout: Bryan Caraway (17-5) def. Mitch Gagnon (9-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) in 1:39 of Round 3

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Featherweight bout: Antonio Carvalho (14-5) def. Daniel Pineda (17-9) via KO (punches) in 1:11 of Round 1
Lightweight bout: Anton Kuivanen (17-5) def. Mitch Clarke (9-2) via split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

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UFC 149 Faber Vs. Barao Results: Ryan Jimmo KO Of Anthony Perosh Highlights Undercard

UFC 149 is underway on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The event will be headlined by a bantamweight championship match between Renan Barao and popular Northern California fighter Urijah Faber for the interim title.

Some of the biggest fireworks on the undercard came during the preliminary fight aired on FX. Canadian fighter Ryan Jimmo was making his UFC debut against Australian journeyman Anthony Perosh. The fight had barely gotten underway when Jimmo landed a thunderous right hand, knocking Perosh out cold for minutes. The flash knockout came in just seven seconds, tying a UFC record for fastest-ever KO. Jimmo further fired up the Calgary crowd by busting out a very impressive "robot" pop-and-lock routine.

The prelims were full of fireworks, as four of the six fights on free TV ended in knockout or submission. The main card was less exciting, with long, slow grappling periods drawing heavy boos in the James Head vs. Brian Ebersole and Shawn Jordan vs. Cheick Kongo matches. Likewise, an extremely methodical fight between Hector Lombard and Tim Boetsch as the co-main event drew the ire of both the crowd and the announcers.

Here are the full results from Saturday night's UFC 149 leading up to the main event.

Main Card

Middleweight bout: Tim Boetsch (16-4) def. Hector Lombard (31-3-1, 1 NC) via decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Heavyweight bout: Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) def. Shawn Jordan (13-4) via unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27, 30-27
Welterweight bout: James Head (9-2) def. Brian Ebersole (50-15-1, 1 NC) via split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Welterweight bout: Matt Riddle (7-3) def. Chris Clements (11-5) via submission (arm triangle) in 2:02 of Round 3

Preliminary Card (FX)

Middleweight bout: Nick Ring (13-1) def. Court McGee (13-3) via unanimous decision, 29-28. 29-28, 29-28
Bantamweight bout: Francisco Rivera (9-2) def. Roland Delorme (8-2) via KO (punches) in 4:19 of Round 1
Light heavyweight bout: Ryan Jimmo (17-1) def. Anthony Perosh (13-7) via KO (punch) in 0:07 of Round 1
Bantamweight bout: Bryan Caraway (17-5) def. Mitch Gagnon (9-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) in 1:39 of Round 3

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Featherweight bout: Antonio Carvalho (14-5) def. Daniel Pineda (17-9) via KO (punches) in 1:11 of Round 1
Lightweight bout: Anton Kuivanen (17-5) def. Mitch Clarke (9-2) via split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

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UFC 149: Faber Vs. Barao Fight Card

For the third UFC event a row, we're going to have some solid California representation, if not direct Bay Area participation. We've taken to covering Northern and, at times, Southern California mixed martial arts in the past and that's going to continue. Perhaps the most popular California-based fighter period is Urijah Faber. At the very least, Faber has some of the most visible and outspoken fans.

The Sacramento-based and Isla Vista, CA-born Faber will be taking on Renan Barao for the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship. The champion, Dominique Cruz, is out with an injury for an extended period of time, so Faber will be trying to show he's still got it against Barao, who many think is poised to dominate for years to come.

Outside of that, Faber's teammate at Team Alpha Male, Bryan Caraway, will be in action. He's fighting out of Sacramento with Faber, while Court McGee fights out of San Diego, CA. Lastly, Francisco Rivera was born in Whittier, CA and fights out of Buena Park, CA. Below, we've got the full fight card for your perusal.

Main Card

Renan Barao (28-1, 1 NC) vs. Urijah Faber (26-5)
Hector Lombard (31-2-1, 1 NC) vs. Tim Boetsch (15-4)
Shawn Jordan (13-3) vs. Cheick Kongo (17-7-2)
James Head (8-2) vs. Brian Ebersole (50-14-1, 1 NC)
Matt Riddle (6-3) vs. Chris Clements (11-4)

Preliminary Card (FX)

Nick Ring (12-1) vs. Court McGee (13-2)
Roland Delorme (8-1) vs. Francisco Rivera (8-2)
Ryan Jimmo (16-1) vs. Anthony Perosh (13-6)
Bryan Caraway (16-5) vs. Mitch Gagnon (9-1)

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Mitch Clarke (9-1) vs. Anton Kuivanen (16-5)
Daniel Pineda (17-8) vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-5)

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