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UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao — Extended Video Preview


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The UFC’s summer schedule marches on this Saturday with UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao, the promotion’s injury-ravaged Calgary debut. Here’s the full-length video trailer for the event, which is especially worth watching if you’re not too familiar with Renan Barao, the Brazilian bantamweight on the 28-fight win streak who’s battling Urijah Faber in the main event. Barao is the kind of deadly-from-all-positions phenom who seems destined for a major title someday, and collecting the interim bantamweight strap with a big win over the California Kid would be a star-making moment for the Nova União product.

Later in the preview, the UFC introduces y’all newbs to Hector Lombard, but unfortunately they can’t show any of his stunning Bellator knockouts, so we have to settle for training footage and subtitled English. He’ll be facing Tim Boetsch, who says he’ll be next in line for the middleweight title after he finishes Lombard. (Sorry bro, Weidman already called dibs.)

Finally, we get a look at injury replacement Shawn Jordan, who trainer Greg Jackson calls “one of the most athletic heavyweights I’ve ever seen in my life.” For proof, check out the backflip he does at 7:23. Jordan is riding back-to-back second-round stoppage wins against Lavar Johnson in Strikeforce and Oli Thompson in his UFC debut. But is veteran striker Cheick Kongo too much, too soon? And are you guys going to buy this card or what? Shoot us your UFC 149 thoughts in the comments section.

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Fried Taco- July 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Why buy the PPV when you can read it live on CP?
XENOPHON- July 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Faber is all around a great fighter, but he is too hyped. He will bring it, he usually does. Lombard - Boetsch is what I am talking about. Both with much potential.
Crow42- July 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Faber gonna get a reality check this weekend LOL
C.P wants to know if I'll buy the ppv ?
Y when i can watch it for free on the Internet LOL
Qlay- July 17, 2012 at 11:01 am
After this weekend you'll be saying "Urijah who?"
Unless he can make flyweight.
knucklesamitch- July 17, 2012 at 8:57 am
I'd beg to differ, Uriah has a weakness ... His ability to take a leg kick. LOL.
El Chavo- July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am
Urijah Faber's weakness is that he has terrible flexibility and falls flat on his ass every time he attempts to throw a head kick. Take some yoga, dawg.
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