Urijah Faber wants a piece of Ultimate Fighting Championship gold, no matter what form it takes.

Faber tipped the scales at 135 pounds for his interim bantamweight title bout with Renan “Barao” Pegado (135) in the UFC 149 headliner on Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The eight other men lined up for duty on the main card, including middleweight co-headliners Hector Lombard (185.5) and Tim Boetsch (186), also met their contracted weight requirements at Friday’s official weigh-in.

Sherdog Fantasy MMA: UFC 149 Free Fan Pick’Em
Faber has won three times in his past four appearances. The 33-year-old Team Alpha Male founder last competed at UFC 139 in November, when he submitted Brian Bowles with a second-round guillotine choke at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. An Isla Vista, Calif., native and former World Extreme Cagefighting champion at 145 pounds, Faber has delivered more than half (14) of his 26 professional victories by submission. He has compiled a 2-1 mark in the Octagon since the WEC merger.

Anchored at the revered Nova Uniao camp, “Barao” has gone undefeated in his last 29 outings, with 28 wins and one no contest. The 25-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt last appeared at UFC 143 in February, when he cruised to a unanimous verdict over Scott Jorgensen at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Now a perfect 3-0 in the UFC, he has secured 19 of his 28 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. “Barao” trains alongside featherweight king Jose Aldo, one of four men ever to defeat Faber.

UFC 149 “Faber vs. Barao” -- which airs on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT -- will also feature a heavyweight battle pitting Cheick Kongo (231) against Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts representative Shawn Jordan (250) and a pair of welterweight tilts, as Brian Ebersole (171) meets James Head (170) and Chris Clements (170) collides with “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Matt Riddle (170.8).

Two hours prior, the FX network will carry four preliminary matchups: Court McGee (185.5) vs. Nick Ring (185), Roland Delorme (135) vs. Francisco Rivera (136), Ryan Jimmo (205) vs. Anthony Perosh (205.5) and Bryan Caraway (135.5) vs. Mitch Gagnon (135). The two remaining undercard bouts will stream live to the UFC’s Facebook page, as Antonio Carvalho (145) locks horns with Daniel Pineda (145) and Mitch Clarke (155) toes the line against Anton Kuivanen (156).

UFC 149 “Faber vs. Barao” Weigh-In Results:


Urijah Faber (135) vs. Renan “Barao” Pegado (135)
Hector Lombard (185.5) vs. Tim Boetsch (186)
Cheick Kongo (231) vs. Shawn Jordan (250)
Brian Ebersole (171) vs. James Head (170)
Chris Clements (170) vs. Matt Riddle (170.8)
Court McGee (185.5) vs. Nick Ring (185)
Roland Delorme (135) vs. Francisco Rivera (136)
Ryan Jimmo (205) vs. Anthony Perosh (205.5)
Bryan Caraway (135.5) vs. Mitch Gagnon (135)
Antonio Carvalho (145) vs. Daniel Pineda (145)
Anton Kuivanen (156) vs. Mitch Clarke (155)
view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 68 post-fight press conference video

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC Fight Night 68 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.UFC offic read news >>

Urijah Faber on the UFC's deal with Reebok: 'I'm not one to whine about it'

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

Urijah Faber likely stands to lose quite a bit in July when the UFC's deal with Reebok goes into effect. Faber is a co-owner of Torque, a lifestyle and apparel brand that sponsors multiple MMA fighte read news >>

Urijah Faber open to UFC trilogy fights against Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

But, "California Kid" is still unsure if he will compete at 135 or 145 pounds next. Despite coming up short against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 66 last month (watch video replay here) in a Feath read news >>

Statistics show lack of fights, main card time for UFC bantamweights in 2015

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

A statistical breakdown of the UFC's roster and fights booked this year show that men's bantamweights are getting neither fights nor main card visibility in 2015. This weekend there will be two banta read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Urijah Faber

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Urijah Faber looks back at his loss to Frankie Edgar last month and discusses what's next for him. read news >>

Urijah Faber would've loved 10 rounds of 'high-speed chess match' against Frankie Edgar

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

Many fans were glad when Urijah Faber's long awaited superfight against Frankie Edgar was over. But the "California Kid" would have wished for another five rounds. read news >>

UFC bantamweights Holly Holm and Miesha Tate to star in upcoming Fight Club-inspired spin-off

  • 28 days ago
  • 38 views

The two hard-hitting UFC women's bantamweight contenders, like the 135-pound champion before them, will be taking their talents to the big screen later this year. Rule one: Never talk about Fight Clu read news >>

Urijah Faber: 'Dead time' is what gave Frankie Edgar the win in Manila main event

  • 28 days ago
  • 138 views

All the judges had Frankie Edgar winning every round, but Urijah Faber surely didn't feel like he was blown out in the UFC Manila main event. Faber told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA H read news >>

The MMA Hour with Bethe Correia, Urijah Faber, Matt Mitrione, Al Iaquinta, Joe Soto, Jason High, Chris Horodecki

  • 29 days ago
  • 19 views

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Matt Mitrione will preview his UFC Fight Night New Orleans bout against Ben Rothwell. 1:25 p.m. read news >>

UFC 188 Full Fight Flashback: Fabricio Werdum Ends Fedor Emelianenko’s 8-Year Reign

  • 29 days ago
  • 62 views

Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and UFC heavyweight interim champ Fabricio Werdum used his submission skills against legendary MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko. read news >>