This is the UFC 149 undercard live blog for the Faber vs. Barao event at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
There will be six fights on the undercard. Court McGee vs. Nick Ring, Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera, Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh, Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon, Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda, and Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen will be featured on the prelims.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Josh Rosenthal is the referee. Both fighters come out orthodox. Clarke reaches for a single and runs Kuivanen into the fence. A modified ankle pick sends Kuivanen to a knee, but not all the way down. Now he's planted on the ground. Kuivanded stands, but is thrown to the mat with a body lock takedown. Clarke attempts a submission from top position, but is reversed. Clarke attempts an armbar from the guard, but it goes nowhere. He attempts another and nearly gets it, but Kuivanen escapes only to get his back taken in the process. Clarke attempts an arm triangle as Kuivanen rolls, but can't get it. Clarke ends the round in Kuivanen's guard.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Clarke
Round 2: Clarked again reaches for a single in the first minute of the first round and gets it. Clarke rolls through with a near kimura, but Kuivanen has control from the top in half guard. Clarke goes base down and tries to stand, but has to resort to a modified Iranian Lift to turn the corner. Yet, Kuivanen gives Clarke a dose of his own medicine and granby rolls on top after kimura gripping Clarke's arm. Kuivanen on top, but eats an upkick as he attempts a heel hook. The round ends in 50/50 guard with the two firing punches.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Kuivanen
Round 3: Clarke attempts a high crotch takedown along the fence, but is reversed and Kuivanen working top control, although without a significant degree of damage. After a brief scramble, Kuivanen and Clarke separate only for Clarke to desperately attempt a low single. Kuivanen rolls through, however, and ends up on top. Clarke is lazily attempts a kneebar, but Kuivanen is escaping with ease and lands a monster knee before the final bell sounds.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Kuivanen and the fight 29-28 Kuivanen
The judges score this bout 29-28 Kuivanen, 29-28 Clarke, and 29-28 Kuivanen. Kuivanen wins by split decision.
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee. Both fighters come out orthodox. Pineda rushes in and is glanced by a head kick, but scrambles to his feet. Carvalho takes a step back as Pineda wades in with right hands. Carvalho fires a short right hand underneath to counter and it lands flush. He follows up from there as Pineda slumps to the mat and that's all she wrote. Carvalho wins by KO, referee stoppage.
Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda by KO at 1:11 in round 1
Round 1: Yves Lavigne is the referee. Both fighters come out orthodox. Gagnon ducks under a punch on a double. In a scramble takes Caraway's back. Caraway tries to granby roll and ends up with Gagnon in his guard. Caraway throws up an armbar attempt, but Gagnon stands up out of it. He landing vicious ground and pound with the left hand. Caraway goes base down and is able to stand. Caraway tries a hip toss, but is nearly taken down and held down with a body lock takedown. Gagnon tries it again, but Caraway stands again. Two knees from the clinch land by Gagnon, but Caraway chases down a double and gets it. Caraway moves to mount.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gagnon
Round 2: Gagnon with an outside leg kick to start the next frame. Caraway jabs and attempts the double, but is stuffed. Right hand, however, by Gagnon. Hard left elbows against the fence by Gagnon, but Caraway puts Gagnon's back against the fence. Hard knee and several right hands land by Gagnon and Caraway lands a desperation takedown. Gagnon tries to scramble out, but Caraway takes his back with one hook. Caraway moves to mount and tries to a mounted triangle, but can't get it. He flairs out to take back control as Gagnon goes base down. Out of nowhere, Gagnon briefly spins to take Caraway's back. The two stand when he can't keep it and Gagnon lands a hard knee before the end of the round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Caraway
Round 3: Caraway scores a double along the fence to start the round and takes Gagnon's back as he tries to escape. Caraway locks up the body triangle. Caraway eventually locks up the rear naked choke grip with fairly minimal effort and Gagnon taps on the second squeeze.
Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:39 of round 3
Round 1: Josh Rosenthal is the referee. Wow. Out of nowhere. Jimmo lands a BOMB of a right hand and puts Perosh to sleep immediately. Jimmo apparently ties the UFC record for fastest knockout in UFC history.
Ryan Jimmo defeats Anthony Perosh via KO at :07 of round 1
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox. Delorme fires a middle kick, but eats a right uppercut. That right uppercut lands again amid a larger combination. Two outside leg kicks land for Delorme. Delorme charges forward and eats more hard uppercuts while failing on a low single. More hand combinations find the mark as Rivera continues to hold center cage. Delorme lands a right hand, but eats one of his own in a subsequent effort. Delorme landing with leg kicks until he eats a short left from Rivera. Delorme collapses immediately and that's it.
Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme via KO at 4:19 of round 1
Round 1: Yves Lavigne is the referee. The two start early with Ring southpaw and McGee orthodox. The two trade leg kicks for a while, but McGee lands a nice left hook. He also stuffs a poor takedown attempt from Ring. And another. No one really landing anything particularly definitive, but Ring does connect with a right hook. Now a left straight. McGee attempts a knee tap, but is stuffed. Two hard inside leg kicks from McGee close the round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ring
Round 2: Ring fires off and lands a diving jab as well as two good outside leg kicks. McGee attempts another knee tap, but it goes nowhere and the two trade leg kicks. McGee does land two nice short inside uppercuts. Head kick buzzes the tower of Ring. Left hook and right uppercut find the mark for McGee. Two straight lefts from Ring land hard on McGee. And now a third. McGee's nose appears to be broken, but he's still stalking. McGee gets in deep on a double, but can't finish it.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ring
Round 3: McGee connects on a right to the body, but he's doing all the stalking. Both men exchange inside leg kicks and Ring slips, but rises quickly to his feet. Hard uppercuts from the dirty boxing clinch by McGee. McGee applying a ton of pressure and now lands a spinning back fist. Ring is starting to take a fair amount of damage as Ring is having a hard time evading McGee's attack. Failed foot sweep by McGee and he eats a left. McGee is still attacking Ring everywhere he goes, eating shot after shot. Ring eats a right and attempts a takedown. McGee tries to apply a modified guillotine, but he gets reversed as Ring is on top.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 McGee and the fight 29-28 Ring.
The judges score is 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28 all for Nick Ring, who wins by unanimous decision.