UFC 149 Results: Renan Barao wins Interim title, Tim Boetsch upsets Hector LombardPosted on July 22, 2012, 12:40 AM by Mike Drahota
UFC 149 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada is finished and Renan Barao has emerged with the UFC Interim Bantamweight title wrapped around his waist. He got there by using great striking and utilizing great wrestling defense. Faber could never get anything going against Barao, and while he had good movement, his offense was nonexistent at times. He appeared tentative in what may have been his final title bout. Barao will look to unify the belts against Dominick Cruz whenever Cruz is fully recuperated from knee surgery.
Tim Boetsch ruined Hector Lombard's UFC debut and his long winning streak. Lombard did appear to stalk Boetsch and land some powerful punches, but many of them were one at a time. Boetsch peppered Lombard with kicks from the outside, scoring points with counterattacks. Both fighters are known for their aggressiveness, but appeared to be a bit cautious to go all-out headhunting. Boetsch has won four in a row, a top-level Middleweight may be in the cards for his near future.
In other main card action, Cheick Kongo controlled the pace and backed Shawn Jordan up against the cage to win a unanimous decision at Heavyweight. James Head fought a close match against Brian Ebersole and came out on top. Matt Riddle pulled off an impressive submission victory by forcing Chris Clements to tap with a third-round arm triangle.
UFC 149 Full Results:
Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision
Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard via split decision
Checi Kongo def. Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision
James Head def. Brian Ebersole via unanimous decision
Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements via R3 submission (arm triangle)
Nick Ring def. Court McGee via unanimous decision
Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme via KO
Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh via KO
Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (rear-naked choke)
Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda via KO
Anton Kuivanen def. Mitch Clarke by split decision
Finish of the Night:
Matt Riddle earns the nod here after working for a submission against Chris Clements, and finally gaining it with a third-round arm triangle.