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.
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