CALGARY – “UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” takes place this evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is headlined by former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber taking on Team Nova Uniao’s Renan Barao in a fight for the UFC interim bantamweight title.
In the co-main event, former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against the heavy-handed Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch in a bout with middleweight title implications.
The first two preliminary card fights will stream live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ufc) starting at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The remaining four prelim bouts will air live on FX starting at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). And then the main card will broadcast live on Pay-Per-View at the normal time of 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary of all the fights. Following tonight’s main event join us for the live stream of the UFC 149 post-fight press conference on our home page. While you’re waiting for tonight’s fights to start, check out our UFC 149 staff picks and other UFC 149 coverage.
UFC 149 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
- Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Cheick Kongo def. Shawn Jordan by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- James Head def. Brian Ebersole by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 3 (2:02)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
- Nick Ring def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:19)
- Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (:07)
- Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (1:39)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (1:11)
- Anton Kuivanen def. Mitch Clarke by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC 149 play-by-play:
Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda
Round 1 – Carvalho checks a leg kick. One two from Pineda. Clinch and a knee from Pineda. Carvalho lands a head kick catching Pineda coming in. Right from Carvalho. Nice left hook and a right hand from Carvalho and Pineda’s legs turn to rubber. He eats one more right hand after dropping to a knee and trying to get up. And this fight is over. Carvalho wins by KO. … Now Pineda is out on his feet, standing up with his head hunched over. They need to sit Pineda down. Great showing from Carvalho.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (1:11)
Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
Round 1 – Caraway with a right hand then a left hook. Gagnon shoots. Ends up on top of Craway inside his guard. Gagnon lands some nice punches. Caraway throws up for an armbar. Gagnon puts his shin on Caraway’s neck and escapes. He then unleashes some heavy heavy hands on Caraway, most notably a couple big left hands right on the chin. Caraway defends and gets back to his feet. Gagnon with a body lock takedown/slam. Caraway gets up, then gets thrown back down with another body lock slam and Caraway bounces right back up. They struggle in the clinch. Thai plum and knee from Gagnon. Caraway unloads some punches and gets the takedown. Caraway now on top in half guard. Caraway trying to pass guard, gets full mount with 10 seconds left in the round. Caraway finishes the round on top throwing elbows. Great fight. Caraway definitely took the worse beating though so I have to score it for Gagnon 10-9.
Round 2 – Left hook from Caraway. Left counter from Gagnon. Left hook from Gagnon and Caraway lands one back. Caraway shoots. Gagnon defends and lands an uppercut. They swing it out in the pocket. Lands a knee to the head of Caraway, followed by some heavy punches. Caraway with the takedown. Gagnon with a guillotine but Caraway escapes and takes his back, now landing punches to the side of Gagnon’s head. Two minutes to go and Caraway is completely in control right now. Caraway with full back mount, now full front mount as Gagnon rolls to his back. Caraway takes Gagnon’s back again as he tries a hip escape. Caraway goes for the choke and Gagnon escapes, spins and takes Caraway’s back. Caraway escapes to his feet. Left hook from Caraway, he eats a knee then shoots at the bell. Great fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 Caraway.
Round 3 – Caraway ducks a left hook, throws one himself, misses. throws another and Gagnon counters and scores. Caraway throws a right, shoots for a double and gets the takedown. He takes Gagnon’s back, both hooks in, triangle body lock and is softening Gagnon up. Gagnon is very muscular and has certainly slowed quite a bit. Caraway sinks in the rear-naked choke under the chin, it’s tight and Gagnon taps out. Caraway picks up his second win inside the UFC Octagon, his 17th career victory and his 15th win via submission! Caraway has only won one fight via decision.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (1:39)
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
Round 1 – Rachelle Leah is in the house. OMG. Ryan Jimmo makes his UFC debut by throwing an overhand right and MMA Australian pioneer Anthony Perosh is out cold. They touch gloves and it was a one punch KO. Jimmo follows up with one more to the downed Perosh but he was already out. Jimmo ties the UFC record for fastest KO! Welcome to the UFC Ryan Jimmo! Jimmo does a very impressive robot celebration dance. This was Jimmo’s 17th straight win. He hasn’t lost since his pro debut in 2007. He is the former MFC light heavyweight champion (defended it for the second time in his last fight – Oct. 2011).
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (:07)
Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera
Round 1 – Cisco checks a kick, lands an uppercut. Left jab from Cisco, he’s stalking Delorme, lands a nice combo, low kick. Nice fast right from Cisco. Two leg kicks from Delorme. High kick from Cisco. Counter right. Leg kick from Delorme. Left hand, right leg kick. Front kick. Cisco lands a couple uppercuts and slings Delorme to the ground. He’s up. Inside leg kick from Cisco. Body shot. Man his hands look great. Front kick to the face from Cisco. Left jab, nice left right combo. Jav, right hand. Inside leg kick from Delorme. Huge right leg kick, another from Cisco. Cisco caught the leg and fires back with a leg kick. Knee from Delorme, then a right hand. Cisco lands a right to the back of the head as he steps aside and Delorme goes by him. Cisco catches him with a left hook coming in and Delorme is out cold. Beautiful slip of Delorme’s right hand and countered with a left hook and that’s all she wrote. Absolutely beautiful performance by Cisco!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:19)
Nick Ring vs. Court McGee
Round 1 – Head kick from McGee, clinch, left hook. Leg kick from Ring. Body kick from McGee. Left hand from McGee. Right from McGee.. McGee shoots, stuffed. Front kick from Ring. Leg kick. Ine two from McGee, body shot. Leg kick from McGee. Ring goes for a single, no dice. Left from Ring. Right from McGee. Right from Ring. Righ low kick from Ring. Straight left from Ring. Body kick from McGee. Body kick from Ring. Leg kick from McGee. Ring with one back. Leg kick McGee. Again. PMN scores the round 10-9 McGee, but it was very close, could go either way.
Round 2 – Left from Court. Leg kick Ring. Again. Front kick McGee. He looks for a knee tap, no dice. Leg kick exchange. Leg kick McGee. Right from Ring. One two three from McGee, then a head kick. Leg kick from Ring. Straight left from Ring. Leg kick, Straight left. High kick from McGee. Ring shoots, stuffed. Right from McGee. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Ring.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Ring. Nice exchange of punches. Ring moving side to side as Court stalks. Straight left from Ring snaps Court’s head back. Ring loses his balance on a leg kick, gets up. Body shot from Ring. McGee lands several punches while holding the back of the head. Court chasing him down. Right from Ring. Court roughs him up with more dirty boxing. Spinning back kick from Court lands to the body. Several uppercuts from Court, backs him up to the cage, holds the back of his head and keeps landing uppercuts. Nice elbow from Court. Several punches from Court. More punches and uppercuts from Court, Ring shoots. Court drops down for a guillotine, loses it and Ring is now on top in half guard as time runs out. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Court.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Nick Ring def. Court McGee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle
Round 1 – Leg kick Clements. Riddle shoots, grabs a single, trips Clements to the mat. Clements gets back up and they square up. Riddle with a right hook, leg kick. Clinch, knee from Riddle, he pushes Clements to the cage, then backs out. Leg kick from Clements. Right from Clements. Riddle with a knee to the body after ducking a big right. Clements backs out, misses a right. Nice left then right hook from Riddle. Nice right from Riddle. Clements catches a leg kick, counters. Riddle gets the takedown. Elbow from Riddle, several more shaving Clements face. Clements gets to his feet, Riddle drops down for a single, Clements sprawls, Riddle takes his back, and Clements ends up on his back. Riddle stands up and lets Clements up. Clements lands a couple big shots. Riddle shoots for a single before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 for Riddle. At one point Riddle landed a nice body kick and Rosenthal thought he landed a low blow and stopped the action momentarily.
Round 2 – Riddle with a leg kick. Clements lands a nice couple punches and Riddle shoots and gets Clements down, takes his back, locks on a triangle body lock and is softening him up with right hands. Riddle keeps him here for quite a while. Clements with a blind elbow that scores. More elbows from Clements. Clements gets to his knees, now feet as Riddle hangs on him. Clements gets free, lands a hard body kick. Spinning head kick just misses from Clements. Riddle shoots stuffed, he ends up on his back and Clements unloads from the top. PMN scores the round 10-9 Riddle.
Round 3 – Right hand from Clements, body kick. Clinch up briefly. Separate to the center. Spinning back kick to the body from Clements scores. Riddle grabs a leg and puts Clements on his back. Clements makes his way to the feet. Left hand from Riddle. He locks on a standing arm triangle while standing, drags Clements to the ground with a trip, still holding the choke and Clements taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 3 (2:02)
Brian Ebersole vs. James Head
Round 1 – Ebersole shoots stuffed. They stand up. He shoots again, stuffed again. Back up. Right from Ebersole, body kick. Body shot from Head. Right from Head. Ebersole covers up. Body kick from Ebersole. Left from Ebersole, body kick. Knee kick from Ebersole, eats a knee from Head. Ebersole fakes a shot. Head lands a couple shots as he backs Ebersole up to the cage. Body kick from Ebersole. Right hook from Ebersole, right to the body, left to the face. Nice right counter from Ebersole. Ebersole shoots, Head stuffs it. Head jumps into a guillotine choke and Ebersole gives the thumbs up. He doesn’t believe in the guillotine and Head lets it go. Ebersole on top now. Head with butterfly, now half guard. Head kicks him off and gets up. Ebersole goes for a cartwheel kick and ends up on the bottom. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Ebersole.
Round 2 – Ebersole shoots , stuffed. Leg kick from Ebersole. Knee to the body from Head. Body kick from Ebersole. Body lock from Ebersole. Clinched up. Karate chop to the leg from Ebersole. Head lands a couple punches. Ebersole shoots, stuffed. Body punch from Ebersole, uppercut. Nice right from Head. Step in elbow from Head. Left from Ebersole. Nice body shot from Head, Ebersole shoots, eats a knee. But Ebersole puts him on his back. Ebersole inside full guard. Head uses a butterfly guard to sweep and ends up on top in half guard. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Head.
Round 3 – Ebersole shoots stuffed. Nice right from Head. Body kick from Ebersole. He shoots, stuffed, tries to pull guard but Head grabs a front headlock. Backs out and up to his feet. Ebersole shoots, stuffed again. Back up. Leg kick from Ebersole. Head with a punch combo and a knee. Leg kick, right hand from Ebersole. Head gets a body lock from behind, drags Ebersole down. Ebersole tries to take his back but Head stands up. Body kick from Ebersole. He shoots, stuffed. Ebersole punches from his knees. Two leg kicks from Ebersole and a karate chop to the leg. Boos from the crowd. Ebersole shoots again, stuffed. He’s not setting these up at all. They stand up. Ebersole shoots again, stuffed. Boos from the crowd. Head tries to toll into a choke but ends up on the bottom. Lots of boos at the end of the fight. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Head and the fight 29-28 for Head. I don’t think Ebersole won any new fans here.
OFFICIAL RESULT: James Head def. Brian Ebersole by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan
Round 1 – Leg kick for Cheick. He’s looking more aggressive, they clinch. Jordan drops levels. Knee to the leg from Jordan. Kongo defending well, Jordan still looking for the takedown. Kongo grabs a body lock from behind. Right hand from Kongo to the head. Low blow from Jordan with and elbow to the groin and Kongo goes down. Time out is called. Here we go. High kick from Kongo coming out aggressive. Brief clinch. Jordan misses a side kick to the head. Leg kick from Kongo. Clinched against the cage. Kongo leaning on him. Jordan turns him around. Knee to the body. He drops levels for a double leg, now single. No dice. Big knee from Kongo at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Kongo.
Round 2 – Right from Kongo, a knee. Clinched against the cage, Jordan turns him around. Knee from Kongo to the body, he turns Jordan to the cage, another knee, another. Jordan turns him around. Knee from Kongo. Jordan looking for the takedown with a single. Boos from the crowd. Right hand a knee from Kongo, another knee. Another. Jordan with a knee. Jordan escapes a takedown attempt. They square up. Two big rights from Kongo. Clinch, body lock from behind from Kongo. He gets free and Kongo pushes him to the cage. Jordan turns him around looking for the takedown. Kongo gets a body lock from behind again. Jordan goes to his knees, he makes a mistake and Jordan ends up on top in half guard. Jordan pushes him against the cage, he stands over Kongo as the bell sounds. PMN scores it 10-9 Kongo and the crowd boos.
Round 3 – They exchange punches, body kick from Kongo. Clinch, Jordan pushes him to the cage, knee. Kongo turns him around. Jordan tries to keep a hand on the ground. Knee from Kongo to the leg. Elbow from Jordan. Jordan looking for the takedown and backs out. Nice right from Kongo, initiates the clinch. Jordan looking for the single, lets it go as the crowd boos. Kongo turns him to the cage. Jordan touches the ground with his hand. They exchange some punches and then clinch. Body shot from Kongo. Ugly ugly fight at this point. It’s had a few moments of excitement but way too much hugging. Knee to the body from Kongo. Jordan still looking for the takedown. He needs a plan b for god’s sake. Kongo controls him until the bell. The crowd boos. Both guys are exhausted. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Kongo.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cheick Kongo def. Shawn Jordan by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch
Round 1 – Leg kick from Boetsch. Again. Lombard swings and misses. Again he misses. Boetsch swings, shoots, stuffed. Back up, clinched. Uppercut from Lombard. He pushes Boetsch to the cage and takes him down on his butt. Boetsch gets to his feet, eats a couple. Leg kick from Boetsch. Brief clinch. Lombard being patient. Left from Lombard. Lombard with a right hook counter. Leg kick Boetsch. Leg kick from Boetsch. Leg kick from Lombard. Boetsch shoots, stuffed. Lombard swings and misses. Front kick Boetsch. Leg kick Boetsch. PMN scores round 1 for Boetsch 10-9.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Boetsch knocks Lombard off balance. Front kick from Boetsch. One two from Lombard. Lombard trying to counter. Right from Lombard. Boetsch backs up. Leg kick Lombard. Boetsch changes stance. Boetsch avoids two big shots. Leg kick Boetsch. Leg kick Boetsch. Leg kick Boetsch. Again. Leg kick Lombard. Leg kick Boetsch. Boos from the crowd. Body kick from Lombard. Leg kick from Boetsch. Lombard hurts Boetsch with a kick to the body. Boetsch backs up and Lombard smells blood. He goes after him and Boetsch shoots for a leg. Boetsch took a couple hammerfists but gets back up, Lombard clinches him against the cage. Boetsch has recovered now. Boetsch tries to muscle him down, no dice. Body shot from Lombard. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch.
Round 3 – Lombard standing still in the middle just waiting to counter. Leg kick Boetsch. Leg kick and punch from Lombard. Leg kick Boetsch. Right from Boetsch. Right counter from Boetsch. Right counter from Lombard. Tries it again and hits air. Leg kick from Boetsch. Body kick from Lombard. Boetsch shoots, stuffed. Front kick, jab, shot from Boetsch, stuffed. Body kick from Lombard. Trip takedown from Boetsch, Lombard swings and misses on the way up. But gets right up. Boos from the crowd roar. Leg kick from Boetsch. Clinch, Lombard pushes him to the cage. Lombard with the slam but Boetsch gets right up, knee to the body. Again, more knees. He tries a trip. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch and the fight 30-27 for Boetsch.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Vacant UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao
Round 1 – Barao misses a high kick. Faber charges with punches, eats a couple. Inside leg kick from Faber. Uppercut from Faber. Faber with a high kick, blocked mostly. Again. Spinning kick misses by Barao. Leg kick Faber. Leg kick Barao. Spinning back kick from Barao. Knee to the body from Barao as Faber bounces off the fence. Front kick from Barao. Leg kick from Faber. Body punch from Faber. One two Barao. Front kick Barao, jab. Leg kick from Barao. Right from Faber. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barao. But it was very close. You could give it to Faber almost as easy I think.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Faber. Leg kick Barao. Faber with a couple rights. Barao takes a finger in the eye and gets a short break. Flying knee from Barao followed by a right hand. Right hand from Faber. Leg kick from Faber. Leg kick Barao. Body punch from Barao. Barao gives Faber a haircut with a kick. Right from Barao. Faber blocks a big kick toward the body. Nice right from Faber. They exchange a couple punches, both landing. Nice leg kick from Barao and Faber feels it. One two from Barao. Big leg kick from Barao. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barao.
Round 3 – Faber’s corner told him to dance, that Barao doesn’t know what to do when he does that. Right from Faber, again. One two from Barao after Faber checked a leg kick. Faber fired back. Faber shoots, stuffed. Front kick from Faber knocks Barao down coming in. Another front kick. Front kick Barao. Right from Faber. Only throwing singles though. Barao with a right counter. Leg kick from Barao. Right from Faber. He shoots, stuffed. Nice uppercut from Faber. Barao with a stiff right. Front kick from Faber. Big leg kick from Barao. Faber got a lapse in judgment and caught that one. Faber slowing down possibly from the leg kicks. Jab from Barao. Boos from the crowd, something Mr. White never likes to hear in main events he has said. Boos at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barao.
Round 4 – Faber’s corner telling him to keep dancing. Barao’s corner tells him he already has ice on his legs. Test of strength holding hands. Left from Faber. Left counter from Barao. Left hook from Barao, knee from Faber. Faber shoots, stuffed. Again. One two from Barao. Body shot from Faber. Boos from the crowd. Right from Faber, takes an eye poke and time is called for a moment. Left hook Barao, left jab. Right from Faber. Leg kick from Faber, shoots, stuffed. repeat. Faber tries to catch a leg kick fro the takedown, no dice. More boos. One two from Barao, head kick, Faber catches it, tries to dump him. Big leg kick from Barao and Faber limps. Faber trying to use feints. Big left hook to the body, followed by a right from Barao. Faber gets shrugged off twice attempting a takedown. Jab from Faber. More boos from the crowd as the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 Barao. His corner tells him he already won four rounds.
Round 5 – The one thing they didn’t tell Faber is that he needs to finish him. And he does need to. Test of strength holding hands again. Front kick from Faber does nothing. Faber tries to catch the leg for a takedown. Barao misses a head kick. Right to the body from Faber but there’s nothing on his strikes. He catches the foot of Barao, Barao pulls out. Jab from Faber. Leg kick from Faber and Barao counters with a one two. Big left from Barao. They keep doing the test of strength. Left from Faber. Test of strength again and the crowd boos. Huge leg kick from Barao and the crowd roars. They want a finish. Left from Barao. They deserve a finish. Left from Barao. Right from Barao. They shake hands and Barao knows he won. PMN scores the round 10-9 Barao and the fight 50-45 for Barao. What do you do with Faber from here?
The whole arena is chanting “bullsh*t!” Not the way you want to end a PPV card my friends.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) Rd 5 (5:00)
Barao is ecstatic at winning the interim title. The crowd boos. When four of the five main card bouts go to decision, it makes for a long hard night my friends… But that’s why it’s not pro wrestling. If Dana shows up at the post-fight presser I will be very surprised. He usually skips these kinds of shows. Tune into our homepage to watch.
Faber did say he may have broken a rib in round two. The crowd does cheer for Faber. Some of the boos may just have been because there were a lot of Faber fans there.