Urijah Faber faces Renan Barao for the UFC interim bantamweight title. Hector Lombard makes his long-awaited UFC debut against Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. The ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on these fights and the rest of the UFC 149 Pay-Per-View card.
The fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” takes place this afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the same location hosting Saturday’s fight card 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.
UFC 149 bantamweight headliners Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, along with middleweight co-headliners Hector Lombard and Tim Boetsch, as well as the rest of the fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC 149 fight card, will step on the scales today starting at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) for the official fighter weigh-ins and you can watch it all LIVE right here on ProMMAnow.com!
The UFC 149 main event will feature a UFC interim bantamweight title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. This fight was created because UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz was injured in training and will be out for quite a while with rehab. Faber has had his share of title fight opportunities in his career, but lately he has come up short in all of them. Let’s break this one down to see if “The California Kid” has what it takes to break through once again.
Pro MMA Now Radio returns this evening with three very special guests. Kicking off the show at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) we’ve got UFC bantamweight champion Dominck Cruz coming on to talk about this weekend’s upcoming interim bantamweight title bout between his old rival Urijah Faber and Renan Barao at UFC 149. Then we’ve got Joe Elmore and Keith Richardson coming on to talk about their upcoming fights at XFC 19 next month. We will also preview Bellator 72 and UFC 149.
UFC President Dana White is back on the scene with his video blog as we gear up for UFC 149 that will take place in Canada on Saturday night. He’s coming to us from Australia where they just wrapped up the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK. The video blog takes us behinds the scenes of the much anticipated UFC 148 event that was headlined by the mega rematch between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and longtime nemesis Chael Sonnen.
Today’s UFC 149 pre-fight press conference is being held at Flames Central in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and will stream LIVE on ProMMAnow.com at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). UFC 149 headliners Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, along with co-headliners Tim Boetsch and Hector Lombard, will be fielding questions from the media.