UFC 149 Results: Renan Barao wins vs Urijah Faber via unanimous decision, Tim Boetsch beats Hector LombardBy Angel Cuala on Jul 22, 2012 in Mixed Martial Arts, North America, Sports •
Brazilian fighter Renan Barao won over Urijah Faber on Saturday, July 21, 2012 via unanimous decision, as part of the UFC 149 Main Event fights, held at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in Calgary, Canada; while Tim Boetsch beat Hector Lombard, who had his UFC debut fight, via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Urijah Faber (left) and Renan Barao face off
Image Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting
As featured live at UFC PPV on Saturday night, Renan Barao, (29-1), beat former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Urijah Faber via unanimous decision after five rounds (25 minutes) of their mixed-martial arts fight, and became the Interim Bantamweight champion.
Apparently, the Barao vs Faber fight received a lot of boos from the crowd since it was not that spectacular. Barao, 25, who was supposed to fight injured current champion Dominick Cruz, now holds one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA, with a 19 straight win and his only lost was during his pro debut, at the age of 18.
“I came very well prepared for everything. Faber is a great athlete, a great fighter, but I was very well prepared and that’s the result.” Barao was quoted as saying, after the fight, with judges Jeff Blatnick and Sal D’Amato both scored the fight at 49-46, while judge Chris Lee scored it at 50-45.
For the Lombard vs Boetsch match, Cuba-born former Olympic Judoka fighter Hector Lombard, 34, dragged Tim “The Barbarian” Boestch into the ground during Round One, but the latter got back on his feet. Lombard gets a takedown, and most observers believe he won that round.
For Round 2, Lombard gave Boestch a one-two combination, and later a overhand left. Although Boestch returned the overhand left with a straight jab, Lombard landed more punches and the American fighter seemed to be in pain but later recovered. Most observers said Lombard won again for this round.
For Round 3, Lombard continued to be a passive fighter as Boetsch fought him from a distance. Boos from the crowd were heard, as the match seemed to be not what they expected to be an exciting bout. Both fighters raised their hands after the fight, and most spectators could not believe that Boetsch was announced the winner.
For the Heavyweight title, Cheick Kongo defeated Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, and 30-27). For the Welterweight divisions, James Head won against Brian Ebersole via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), while Matt Riddle beat Chris Clements via submission (arm-triangle choke) in Round 3.
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