UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao Poster by Anton Tabuena
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao. Our live coverage will start with the fights on the Facebook prelims (7 p.m. ET) through the FX prelims (8 p.m. ET) and continuing through the main card on pay-per-view (10 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the preliminary card.
The "featured prelim" for the evening sees Court McGee taking on Nick Ring. Roland Delorme faces Francisco Rivera and Ryan Jimmo makes his UFC debut against Anthony Perosh. The other fight on FX sees Bryan Caraway against Mitch Gagnon. The two fights on the Facebook stream are Antonio Carvalho against Daniel Pineda and Mitch Clarke against Anton Kuivanen.
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Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen - Round 1 - Anton with a low kick and then misses a right hand. Left hook by Clarke. Clarke ducks under looking for a takedown. now. Takedown by Clarke although Anton isn't giving it up easy. Clarke does finish the takedown, Anton gets up but gets slammed back down quickly. Anton manages to get himself on top now. Kuivanen was working some ground and pound but Clarke threw up his legs and had an armbar but couldn't quite get position to finish. Clarke manages to take the back. My Facebook stream has been awful thus far so I'm not even going to try to score it.
Round 2 -I missed the first two minutes of the round because of production issues. Anton was on top when it did load up. They get to standing and Clarke is looking for the takedown. Anton blocks a takedown by grabbing an arm and he is the one that ends up on top. THey end up attacking the legs of each other while also trading punches. Missed too much of the round again to score it.
Round 3 - Again my stream freezes. Anton on top when it loads again. I'm not even going to bother trying to write up this fight from here on.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Anton, 29-28 Clarke, 29-28 Anton. Anton Kuivanen wins by split decision.
Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda - Round 1 - Still having stream issues. Apologies for the lack of details. Antonio Carvalho with a head kick and then a few hard punches and Pineda drops to the ground. Carvalho pounces and as the ref is trying to pull him off lands a few more shots. Antonio Carvalho wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon - Round 1 - Caraway lands a left hand. Gagnon takes Caraway's back and takes him to the ground. Caraway rolls to guard. Gagnon with some hard shots. Caraway spins to try and take an armbar but Gagnon survives and starts to land some good shots. Caraway eats a lot of big shots but gets to his feet. Gagnon isn't letting go, really trying to get it back to the floor. Gagnon with some big knees to Caraway's face, and a few more. Caraway with a takedown of his own now. Caraway to mount now. A few elbows but the horn sounds before Caraway can do enough to take back the round. 10-9 Gagnon.
Round 2 - Gagnon with a nice shot and Caraway closes distance trying for a takedown. He can't get it and Gagnon lands a hard flurry of punches and Caraway was hurt. Caraway survives though and is on top now, landing short punches. Caraway gets back mount and now full mount and is pounding away with good shots. Gagnon manages to get back to his feet but he is exhausted. 10-9 Caraway.
Round 3 - Gagnon with a few good punches early, but he's quite tired. Caraway looks for the takedown. He gets it and now has the back and a body triangle. Rear naked choke by Caraway wins it. Bryan Caraway wins by submission (rear naked choke), 1:39 of round 3.
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh - Round 1 - Uh...Jimmo, after relentless taunting for being boring, lands a right hand and Perosh is out. Tie for the fastest KO in UFC history. Ryan Jimmo wins by KO (punch), 0:07 of round 1.
Francisco Rivera vs. Roland Delorme - Round 1 - Rivera coming out and throwing a lot of heavy strikes. Delorme with a leg kick but he eats a better one in return. Hard shots by Rivera and he's landing uppercuts at will. More uppercuts and Delorme survives somehow. Rivera is just smoking him with every strike he wants here. Rivera with a few hooks and Delorme can't take anymore and collapses to the ground. That was just a beating. Francisco Rivera wins by KO (punches), round 1.
Nick Ring vs. Court McGee - Round 1 - McGee trying to come out hard, Ring looks pretty calm for the start. McGee tries to rush him again and again Ring avoids but McGee does get a good hook in at the end. McGee keeps throwing his hands, getting in a few shots and trying to keep Ring from really doing much. Both men are landing shots but neither man really landing anything hard enough to change the fight. 10-9 Ring
Round 2 - Court is coming forward the majority of the fight but Ring seems to be landing the better strikes and landing them more often. McGee with a nice combination around the defense of Ring and then a head kick that lands. Ring with a hard shot and McGee is backing up now. Another hard left by Ring. Now Court tries to come forward and eats it again. McGee's nose is bleeding badly here. 10-9 Ring.
Round 3 - McGee comes out hard to open the round, throwing some nice shots. McGee is fighting very hard knowing that it's probably 19-19 or he's down 20-18. Either way, he has to make something happen. McGee's pressure is allowing him to dictate the round. Hooks and uppercuts landing for McGee this round. Hard series of uppercuts by McGee now. McGee is wearing him out and down now. Ring is exhausted and McGee just continues to beat on him. Ring with a left hand but McGee keeps coming forward. McGee with a hard right hand. The round ends with Ring on top but too little, too late. 10-9 McGee.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Nick Ring wins by unanimous decision.