Tonight’s tale of the tape features “The California Kid” Urijah Faber and the Muay Thai expert Renan Barao for the interim Bantamweight Championship. Barão who’s been on a tear in the UFC octagon, is currently on a 29 win streak dating back to May of 2005. Faber is the fan favorite for this bout but Barão is an 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to leave Canada with the belt. With the influx of injuries in UFC, most of the fighters on this card weren’t scheduled to participate in UFC 149; but with a shot on the main card, hopefully these fighters will take advantage of this opportunity and display their talents for a great show tonight.
Fighters originally scheduled to fight UFC 149 were Jose Aldo, Michael Bisping, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Thiago Silva, Bibiano Fernandes, George Roop, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Claude Patrick …just to name a few; but were all pulled due to injuries.
Be sure to tune in tonight as UFC 149 emanates live from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada
Check the jump for a special video preview along with the complete match card listings.
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao Analysis
Main Card on Pay-Per-View | 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT)
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch
Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan
Brian Ebersole vs. James Head
Chris Clements vs. Matt Riddle
Preliminary Card on FX | 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT)
Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
Preliminary Card on Facebook | 7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT)
Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda
Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
Bonus | UFC 149: The Weigh-In--