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
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).
Carlos Condit is looking for a fight. The former UFC interim welterweight champion, who has been out of action since August 2016, dropped a message on Twitter to matchmaker Sean Shelby letting him kn read news >>
Lightweight contender Kevin Lee fights Tony Ferguson for the interim 155-pound title at UFC 216 and weighs in on Conor McGregor's lightweight legacy. read news >>
Watch Fabricio Werdum defeat Mark Hunt for the UFC heavyweight interim title at UFC 180. read news >>
Based on a new event poster and the UFC.com bout listing, longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s attempt at one of MMA’s most prestigious records will be relegated to co-main-event stat read news >>
At Saturday’s UFC 216 event, an interim UFC lightweight champion will be crowned. But is that person the one that deserves to challenge for the undisputed belt?Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, Ne read news >>
Kevin Lee rarely has nothing to say. But today was a different story.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Although Tony Ferguson acknowledges that the interim UFC lightweight championship is important, it's not of the ultimate importance to him. read news >>
After weighing in at 156 pounds on Friday for his interim UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee will have one hour to make the championship weight of 155 pounds, per Nevada read news >>
Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Daniel Cormier and Urijah Faber.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>
Tony Ferguson has the chance to make half-a-million dollars with a win in the UFC 216 main event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>