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UFC 169 live blog: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber

Renan Barao will defend the UFC bantamweight title for the first time against Urijah Faber at UFC 169.
Renan Barao will defend the UFC bantamweight title for the first time against Urijah Faber at UFC 169.
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This is the UFC 169 live blog for Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Barao, who has won six straight UFC fights, will face Faber, who has won four straight fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 169 live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee for this main event. Faber the first to come forward, a sally that pushes Barao back. But the Brazilian takes the center of the cage. Faber snaps up Barao's leg, and spins him around, and as they separate he lands a nice right hand. Again Faber comes forward with a right-left, and pushes Barao back. Barao fakes a kick, nothing doing. Nice exchange in the middle, with Barao connecting and Faber covering up, then throwing a backfist that misses. High-low from Faber, who lands the body shot and glances with the chin music. Barao unaffected, comes forward and throws a kick. They come together in the middle, and Faber throws a couple of errant high kicks. Barao snaps off a very loud leg kick, then catches Faber and pounces! Now it's all Barao, he's on top and landing, and Faber surviving. He gets to his feet and eats a couple more. All Barao! But Faber returns fire! Barao again with a sally, and a huge barrage of punches. Faber is hurt and reeling. Barao's relentless, and he is pouring it on. And Herb Dean steps in and calls off Barao! Fight's over. Faber pleads his case, but Barao will retain the bantamweight title. Wow. Barao gets the TKO finish. It was a straight up assault from the moment Barao rocked him.

UFC 169 official results: Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber via TKO at 3:42 of R1.

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