UFC 149 Recap: Results, Attendance, Live Gate, Bonuses
Calgary debut doesn't go as planned.
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao
Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Live Gate: $4.1 million - record gate for arena
June 21, 2012
Commentators: Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan
Lightweight bout: Anton Kuivanen (17-5) def. Mitch Clarke (9-2) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Featherweight bout: Antonio Carvalho (14-5) def. Daniel Pineda (17-9) via knockout (punches) at 1:11 of Round One.
Poor Pineda, who kicked off his UFC run with a couple wins has now dropped two straight.
Bantamweight bout: Bryan Caraway (17-5) def. Mitch Gagnon (9-2) via submission (rear-naked choke).
Hell of a bout that won Fight of The Night honors. Those guys brought it Saturday night. TUF 14 alum Caraway is now 2-0 in the UFC.
Light heavyweight bout: Ryan Jimmo (17-1) def. Anthony Perosh (13-7) via knockout punch (overhand right from HELL) at 0:07 of Round One to tie the fastest UFC KO record in history.
Wow! With this awesome UFC debut and sick robot dance post-fight, Jimmo has now won 17 straight. KO of the night.
Bantamweight bout: Francisco Rivera (9-2) def. Roland Delorme (8-2) via knockout (punches) at 4:19 of Round One.
The prelim guys definitely brought it. Main card? Not so much.
Middleweight bout: Nick Ring (13-1) def. Court McGee (13-3) via unanimous decision (29-28 across the board).
That was a slight robbery, as even Rogan thought it was a hometown decision. Unfortunately, FX didn't show Ring's entrance with WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Can't have everything in life.
Main Card on Pay-Per-View (10pm/ET)
Welterweight bout: Matt Riddle (7-3) def. Chris Clements (11-5) via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:02 of Round Three.
Exciting performance and Submission of The Night for Riddle.
Welterweight bout: James Head (9-2) def. Brian Ebersole (50-15-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Head hands Ebersole his first UFC loss. Ebersole took this fight on short notice and prior to it, said win or lose, he's going down to lightweight. Considering he's 6'1" and fought as high as heavyweight before, two words: Good luck.
Heavyweight bout: Cheick Kongo (17-7-2) def. Shawn Jordan (13-3) via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27).
This fight sucked. UFC president Dana White referred to this as the Ultimate Clinching Championship. He thought Yves Lavigne didn't separate the fighters enough either. Many would agree with Mr. White's assessment.
Middleweight bout: Tim Boetsch (16-4) def Hector Lombard (31-3-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).