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“UFC 149: Faber Vs. Barao” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As always, our live coverage of the main card is brought to you by UFC Internet Pay-Per-View on Yahoo! Sports.

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Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen

Round 1: Clarke gets a takedown off a catch of a leg, gaining the upper-hand early. Kuivanen gets to his feet, only to have Clarke slam him right back down again. Kuivanen shows his wrestling abilities, reversing the situation and winding up on top of Clarke. Big right hand by Kuivanen. Clarke trying a few submissions, but not able to lock anything in yet. Finally, Clarke with a solid submission, grabbing the arm. Clarke releases the hold, gets his hooks in after taking the back. Kimura attempt by Clarke, and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Clarke

Round 2: Sorry guys, I missed the entire round due to issues with my stream. Wasn’t working at all. But, on to the third we go.

Round 3: Also missed part of this round, but the UFC finally sent word that the YouTube feed was going solid. We’ll hopefully (fingers crossed) be good to go from here on out. Kuivanen in control for the most part, holding Clarke down and landing several big shots. Kuivanen working for several finishes, landing some big shots on the ground. Clarke, however, tries to grab a submission, nearly locking the leg up. Kuivanen, however, finishes things off with a monsterous knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kuivanen

Anton Kuivanen def. Mitch Clarke via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda

Two featherweights seek a win to boost their placement in the rankings, as Antonio Carvalho (13-5) takes on Daniel Pineda (17-8). Carvalho enters to former WWE superstar Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s entrance music. The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Pineda comes right out, throwing a big combo that misses. Carvalho goes to the leg kicks, landing two, one to each leg of Pineda. Carvalho catches Pineda coming in and drops him, but is unable to follow up. Carvalho with a big punch to the back that nearly floors Pineda. Great striking early by Carvalho, who drops him with a kick and follows up with some strikes that are unnecessary. Big head kick by Carvalho is what did it, as the crowd cheers in excitement.

Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda via KO (head-kick) at 1:11 of round one

Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon

Our second U.S. vs. Canada match of the night, and first fight on FX, comes in the bantamweight division, as TUF alum Bryan Caraway (16-6) seeks his second UFC victory against Mitch Gagnon (8-1). The referee will be Yves Lavigne. Miesha Tate, the girlfriend of Caraway, is in his corner tonight.

Round 1: Caraway with a righ that lands, followed by another right that just misses. Gagnon gets the takedown, lands a few quick blows, and attempts to get his hooks in. Caraway rolls, but winds up with Gagnon on top of him. Gagnon unleashes some ground-and-pound, blasting Caraway right in the face. Caraway attempting an armbar, but Gagnon powers his way out. Gagnon landing several big lefts as Caraway holds on to his right. Caraway gets to his feet and lands a knee to the body. Gagnon tries for another takedown, but Caraway blocks it, eating a few knees for his effort. Caraway lands a big combo that causes Gagnon to stop for a second, allowing Caraway to get a takedown with less than a minute to go. Caraway hasn’t been able to do much damage since the takedown, likely not being able to steal the round late.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gagnon

Round 2: Caraway landing some nice lefts to start, stepping in and connecting with several shots early. Gagnon seems tired after doing a lot of work in the first, but fires off a big strike. Caraway goes for the takedown, but Gagnon slips out. Elbows by Gagnon within the clinch, along with some nice knees to the body. Gagnon wrenching on the neck and head, connecting with another knee. The two square off and exchange several times, and Caraway gets the takedown and eventually the back. Quick little punches to the face by Caraway, who seems content to wait for Gagnon to make a mistake. Caraway starting to flatten Gagnon out, as Gagnon rolls over and is eating punches in bunches. Gagnon looks exhausted, as Caraway takes the back again. Caraway with a nasty choke attempt, but Gagnon gets out, powers out and takes the back of Caraway, attempting to lock in his own choke. Gagnon with a front headlock, but not enough to do anything. A big knee buckles Caraway as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caraway

Round 3: Slower start to the round by both men, as Caraway shoots in and works for a double-leg takedown, getting it and going right for the back again. Caraway with some nice rights to the face as he keeps a body lock. Caraway going for a rear-naked choke, and he avoids it once, but Caraway goes for it again and this time Gagnon can’t escape, tapping out.

Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:39 of round three

Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Jimmo

Light heavyweights Anthony Perosh (13-6) and Ryan Jimmo (16-1) compete in our next match. The referee will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Well, for all those that said Ryan Jimmo fights are bathroom breaks, you just got proved wrong. Jimmo stormed out, delivered a huge right hand that floored Perosh and this one is over. Perosh’s mouth was left open, and Jimmo celebrated much to the delight of the Canadian fans. The unofficial time is seven seconds, tying Duane Ludwig’s record-setting KO in terms of quickest ever.

Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh va KO (strikes) at :07 of round one

Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera

Well, let’s see what other records we can tie tonight. Up next are bantamweights Roland Delorme (8-1) and Francisco Rivera (8-2), our third U.S. vs. Canada match (for the record, it is tied 1-1). The referee will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Rivera eats a couple leg kicks and delivers a hard uppercut that buckled Delorme. No back-to-back seven-second knockouts, as we have moved into the first minute. Rivera with a loaded combo, and another uppercut that glances off face of Delorme. Straight jab by Rivera, as Delorme fires off a counter right. Series of uppercuts by Rivera, as Delorme tries for a takedown. Rivera lands another stiff strike, but Delorme still standing – somehow. Halfway through round and Rivera has landed 29 significant strikes. Now, Rivera going to the kicks, taking Delorme’s power away from him. Another nasty kick, as Rivera whips one off. Head-kick by Rivera, as he has damaged the lead-leg of Delorme. But, Delorme fres off a big right. Rivera counters back with a strike that looks to land at the back of the head, but no warning made. Delorme steps in and Rivera lands a counter-left that drops Delorme, adding insult to injury with a few strikes on the ground. Rivera walks off and this one is over.

Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme via knockout (strikes) at 4:19 of round one

Court McGee vs. Nick Ring

Former Ultimate Fighter competitors Court McGee (13-2) and Nick Ring (12-1) collide in a middleweight contest. Ring actually defeated McGee on the show, but an injury knocked Ring out and McGee went on to claim the title. This will be the fourth U.S. vs. Canada contest (with Team USA leading 2-1), with the referee being Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: No touch of gloves from these two, as both men have wanted to face each other for a while now. Head-kick blocked partially by McGee, who delivers a kick of his own. Counter-left hook by McGee lands, as the crowd begins cheering for their own in Ring. McGee with another big blow that lands. Counter combo by McGee of a big hook from Ring. McGee fends off two takedown attempts by the bigger Ring. Stiff jab from McGee, who just misses with a big overhand punch. Ring using his kicks to keep McGee away from him, not putting a lot of force behind them. Under two minutes to go, and Ring lands a big right hook followed by a straight left. Straight right lands by Ring, and he goes back to peppering the legs with kicks. Left to the chin by Ring lands.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ring

Round 2: Neither fighter wanting to push the action, exchanging kicks and kicks. Ring fends off a takedown attempt by McGee, while McGee lands a few quick strikes. More leg kicks, as McGee follows up with a combo and a head-kick that connects. McGee closes the distance and lands an uppercut, as he remains the more aggressive fighter. Straight left for a second time lands to the face of McGee, this time he walks through it more than the first. Ring with another big blow, and it appears as though McGee might have a broken nose. Blood pouring from the nose of McGee as he breathes out of his mouth. Straight left again by Ring, as he fends off a takedown attempt by McGee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ring

Round 3: McGee’s nose looks horrible, but he comes right out after Ring, likely knowing he is down on the scorecards. Quick flurry by McGee, but Ring remains poised. Body shot by McGee, as Ring fires off another straight left. McGee continuing to push forward, landing two and three punches at a time. Straight left lands again to face of McGee, who continues to push forward. Several uppercuts land by McGee, as he pushes Ring up against the cage. Three minutes to go, and McGee is still throwing punches in bunches. Another combo by McGee connects, as does a spinning back-kick to the body. Ring moving away, and McGee lands five straight punches to the face. Ring running again, and McGee landing uncontested blows. Elbow to the face by McGee, and Ring is covering up as much as he can. Ring’s punches having no effect, and McGee continues to push forward, teeing off with punches to the face. Straight right finally stops McGee for a brief second. McGee hits a big right, and Ring goes for a leg. McGee tries for a choke, as Ring rolls over and lands on top of him.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Nick Ring def. Court McGee via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle

We have our fifth and final U.S. vs. Canada match, as welterweights Chris Clements (11-4) and Matt Riddle (6-3) collide. The score is tied 2-2, so this one will decide……well, nothing, really. The referee will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Lots of smiles from both fighters as they touch gloves. Riddle shoots in for a single-leg, and takes Clements down to the mat. Clements works right back up, and they square off again, with Riddle throwing a spinning back kick. Clements in an awkward stance, throws an overhand punch to the top of Riddle’s head. Riddle tosses Clements up against the cage, but releases without doing any damage. Knee to the body by Riddle, as he ties up Clements for a short time. Riddle with a liver shot, but the ref thought it was low and more-or-less calls time. Riddle with a trip, and he lands on top and is in position to do some damage this time. Clements sprawls out, but Riddle spins and takes Clements back to the mat and is in control with 25 seconds to go. Riddle stands up and eats a series of rights to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Riddle

Round 2: Another liver kick by Riddle, and this time the referee doesn’t step in. Spinning back-fist by Clements, but Riddle remains standing and pushes Clements against the cage. Riddle appears fine with taking Clements down, and then standing back up. Riddle this time is keeping Clements on his back, locking in his hooks and going for a rear-naked choke. Riddle softening Clements up with blows to the face, holding Clements down with a body lock now. Clements with an elbow on the ground that lands to the face of Riddle. It seems as though Riddle is tired of eating punches from Clements, keeping him down on the canvas now. A minute to go, and Clements gets to his feet, breaking free. Clements with a powerful kick, and he looks to tee-off on Riddle. Clements lands a pair of big rights from the top as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Riddle

Round 3: Riddle with the first big strike, but Clements gets up and is mad, firing off several strikes to Riddle’s face and head. Spinning back-kick by Clements, but he almost looked like it was painful to do. Riddle with a trip takedown, and is in control on top of Clements. This time, Clements powers up and they are standing again. Spinning back-fist misses by Clements and Riddle locks in a standing arm triangle that he takes to the mat with a trip, forcing Clements to tap. Riddle telegraphed the spinning move by Clements, locking in the arm triangle tight.

Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements via submission (arm triangle) at 2:02 of round three

James Head vs. Brian Ebersole

Another welterweight contest is up next, as James Head (8-2) takes on Brian Ebersole (50-14-1). The third man inside the Octagon will be Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: Ebersole shoots in for a takedown, but Head sprawls and fends it off. Head lands some nice knees to the face and a right to Ebersole. Body kick by Ebersole, as Head comes in and clinches, landing another knee. Head has Ebersole trapped against the cage, and lands some stiff punches. Combo by Ebersole ends with a perfect left to the chin of Head. For the third time, Ebersole shoots in, gives up his next, but can’t get the takedown. Head has the guillotine locked in, but Ebersole gives two thumbs-up, saying he’s fine. Eberole has been quoted as saying he cannot be choked out with a guillotine. Ebersole with some big blows from the top, as Head ends the round on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Head

Round 2: Head with a straight right, as he cuts the Octagon off and has Ebersole more planted than he likes. Now, Ebersole starts moving, landing kicks and switching levels. Lots of feeling out this round, as Head starts to find his distance, landing a left and a right. Ebersole fires back with a kick and shoots in for a single-leg but Head with a great sparwl and fends if off for a sixth time. Quick uppercut from a low position by Ebersole. Head lands a knee to the head of Ebersole, but Ebersole winds up on top with a minute to go. Ebersole with a shoulder thrust to the face, and another. Head uses the butterfly sweep and reverses things, as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ebersole

Round 3: Head fends off the takedown attempt again, having allowed just one Ebersole takedown in eight tries. And again, Ebersole with a takedown attempt that Head sprawls and fends off with ease. Stiff jab by Head, followed by a knee to the body. Right lands courtesy of Ebersole. Head takes the back of Ebersole, but he switches and moves out of anything on the ground. Ebersole has been unsuccessful on 11 of 12 takedown tries, as he just doesn’t look very into the fight. Not a lot of urgency out of either fighter to win it. Head tries a choke, but Ebersole rolls and winds up on top, finishing the round in a strong position but without doing any damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Head

James Head def. Brian Ebersole via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Shawn Jordan vs. Cheick Kongo

Heavyweights Shawn Jordan (13-3), a former LSU football player, and Cheick Kongo (27-2-2) are up next. Jordan was part of two national championship teams in college. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Kongo using his reach advantage already, keeping Jordan outside the Octagon. Kongo comes in, and Jordan ties him up, pushing him against the cage. Jordan drops down, but is unable to get the takedown. Jordan continuing to hold Kongo against the cage, which offsets the reach, but Kongo slips out and takes the back of Jordan. Kongo got caught with a low blow, and the ref is allowing him time to gather himself. Jordan’s elbow caught Kongo right in the mangos. Kongo comes out, firing a quick strike. Kongo fires in, landing a nice combo. Jordan tries for the takedown, but can’t get it and Kongo ends the round with a knee to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kongo

Round 2: Kongo with a big right and a knee to the face, pushing Jordan up against the cage. Jordan seems annoyed by the fight and frustrated. Jordan fires off a big strike, but misses and Kongo forces him up against the cage again. Kongo with several nice knees, and Jordan gets away on a takedown attempt by Kongo. Big right by Kongo connects, and he takes the back of Jordan for a brief moment. Kongo drops but can’t get the takedown, and Jordan turns it around. Kongo slips to the back again, but isn’t really able to do much damage, Kongo finally gets Jordan to the ground, but gets too high and Jordan winds up on top of him with just under a minute to go. Jordan looks to pass with 20 seconds left in the round, and Jordan finally lands a couple of strikes. Nice quick uppercut by Jordan as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kongo

Round 3: The two exchange several big blows, and Kongo lands a big knee. Jordan now has Kongo up against the fence, but Kongo reverses things and the crowd starts to boo due to the lack of activity by either fighter. Knee to the body by Kongo, and they separate off the fence. Kongo with a left to the chin. Jordan now has Kongo up against the fence, where the majority of the fight has taken place. Jordan tries to fire off a left, but Kongo’s too close and it has no real impact. Just over two minutes to go, and Jordan fires off a series of uppercuts. Kongo goes back to controlling Jordan, landing a knee against the fence. Knees to the body by Kongo, as he takes the back of Jordan. Kongo spins back and pushes Jordan up against the fence yet again. A minute to go in what has been a very lackluster battle between these two heavyweights.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kongo

Cheick Kongo def. Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch

Our co-main event is next, as Hector Lombard (31-2-1) makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch (15-4) in a crucial middleweight contest. Lombard has not been defeated in his last 25 fights, in case that has been overlooked by Renan Barao’s streak this week. The referee will be Josh Rosenthal. Very excited to see how Lombard performs inside the Octagon.

Round 1: No touch of gloves, and not even a glance, by Lombard as they meet for the pre-fight instructions. Boetsch with a nice kick, and another, as Lombard misses on a big right. Boetsch comes in, but Lombard stuffs the takedown attempt. Uppercut by Lombard, who has Boetsch up against the fence. Lombard takes Boetsch down, but Boetsch gets up and lands a nice shot on the way to his feet. Stiff left by Lombard connects, as Boetsch goes for another leg kick. Boetsch comes in, and Lombard loses his balance. Quick kick by Lombard, as Boetsch is not backing down from the stand-up war. Under a minute to go, and Lombard doesn’t appear to have any Octagon jitters. Front-kick by Boetsch, who shoots in and gets denied by Lombard. Head-kick by Lombard, and he catches a kick by Boetsch.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

Round 2: Lombard lands a big left, but Boetsch doesn’t go down. Lombard finding his range now, lands another left. Superman punch by Boetsch, and Lombard fires off a quick combo. Lombard is looking much better with his striking. Inside-leg kick by Boetsch. Lombard appears to have hurt Boetsch with a kick, and quickly follows up, landing some strikes to the head as he holds Boetsch down. The pain seemed to be a little delayed on Boetsch’s part, but Lombard was quick to attack. Now, Boetsch appears to have recovered, but Lombard tries for a takedown. Boetsch wouldn’t go down, and powered Lombard to the ground. Crowd restless as round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lombard

Round 3: Boetsch with an inside-leg kick, as Lombard lands a stiff right. Boetsch lands a right and follows up with a knee, as Joe Rogan talks about his disappointment in Lombard’s performance. It’s also mentioned that Lombard did receive a sponsorship from the UFC. As you can tell, this fight has been boring, as the announcers have even given up at this point. Just over two minutes to go, and Boetsch lands some nice front kicks. Lombard with a right to the face, and Boetsch powers in on a takedown that Lombard fends off. Kick by Lombard, but it doesn’t do much damage. Boetsch with a trip takedown that Lombard quickly springs up from. Lombard’s corner not instructing him very much, according to Rogan. A minute to go, as more boos reign down from the crowd. Boetsch pushes through, but Lombard reverses things and drops for a takedown. Lombard gets it, but Boetsch quickly back to his feet and lands a knee to the body. Ten seconds left, and this one is going to a decision.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Boetsch

Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao for interim UFC bantamweight title

Our main event is up next, as Urijah Faber (26-5) and Renan Barao (30-1) compete for the interim UFC bantamweight title. The referee will be Mario Yamasaki, and this fight will not disappoint as the previous one did.

Round 1: Touch of gloves and Barao fires off a big kick to start. Faber doing a nice job of changing his stances, hoping to avoid the leg kicks that ate him up vs. Jose Aldo. Uppercut by Faber glances off face of Barao. Side kick by Barao, and he throws another kick. Lots of kicks by Barao, as expected, half-way through the round. Quick exchange, and Barao rocks Faber with a knee. Faber ducks a strike, but unable to follow up. No signs of nerves by Barao at all, very poised and calm inside the Octagon. Spinning kick misses by Barao, but he fires off a quick combo that keeps Faber from attacking. Leg kick by Barao near end of the first just misses.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 2: Faber with a funky stance, and Barao just throws a huge right that lands. Barao with a big left, and now Faber seems ready to go, landing a right of his own. Accidental poke of the eye halts the action just as it seemed to be picking up. Hopefully it doesn’t take a Boetsch-Lombard approach. Flying knee by Barao hits partially, as Faber gains control. Faber throws a left, followed by a right, that lands. Inside leg kick by Faber this time and they return to the center of the Octagon. Barao shoots in, lands a punch to the face. Head kick just misses by Barao, moving the hair of “The California Kid.” Under two minutes to go, and Faber with a right, but Barao with a power kick to the side of the head. Combo by Faber connects, and we have less than a minute to go. They exchange, with Faber landing more, but Barao better power. Leg kick by Barao and Faber has a limp starting in his stance. Another leg kick by Barao lands and Faber is starting to struggle to walk.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 3: Barao with a big combo, landing lefts, rights and a knee. Swelling forming on lead leg of Faber from Barao’s kicks. Barao fends off takedown attempt, but drops Barao to the mat for a brief second. Front-kick to the body by Faber. Straight right, followed by a combo, courtesy of Faber. Barao lands another big blow, and tries for the knockout with a flying knee that is off the mark. Leg kick and a combo by Barao. Faber with a right, but it has no impact on Barao, who stuffs another takedown attempt. As he said earlier, Barao does have great wrestling for a Brazilian. Faber with an uppercut, and again, it does no damage. Another big kick by Barao lands. Barao continues to pepper away on the legs with kicks, weakening Faber greatly. Faber misses with several strikes, as he has no accuracy and no power.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Round 4: Faber tying Barao up, trying to get as close as he can to inflict damage. Blood coming out of the nose of Barao, likely from a stiff jab. Faber follows up with a jab to the stomach, but Barao is not scared to stand and trade against a one-legged Faber. Eye poke to Faber by Barao halts action, and allows groans from crowd to be heard. Faber lands a nice left-right combo, avoiding a leg kick attempt by Barao. Faber with a right, and fakes a takedown attempt. Head kick by Barao is blocked by Faber, but he comes right back with kicks to the lead leg again. With a minute to go in the round, Barao has landed over 100 significant strikes to just 50 by Faber. Knee to the body by Barao off a takedown attempt by Faber.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Faber

Round 5: Faber likely needs a finish, unless we see an interesting decision by the judges. Faber with a kick to the body, and he seems to have a sense of urgency to his plan, but still can’t get close to land a big blow. Faber coming in after Barao, and the crowd is trying to push the fighters now with some energy unheard for a while. Head kick misses by Barao, but he lands a solid left as he exits. Three minutes to go, and it’s Barao who fires off a combo on Faber. We go under two minutes and Barao lands a nasty left hook. Faber with a Superman punch, and follows up with a pair of nice lefts but takes another kick to the leg for his effort. Faber has a minute to do something, and Barao senses that now, landing a spinning back kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Barao

Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) to claim interim UFC bantamweight championship