Renan Barao to fight Urijah Faber at UFC 148 for interim bantamweight title

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kopower
5/18/12 11:09:36PM
Urijah Faber (26-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has his opponent for UFC 148's co-headliner and interim-bantamweight-title fight.

During tonight's new episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live," UFC president Dana White confirmed surging 135-pound contender Renan Barao (28-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has gotten the slot.

The fight was booked after reigning champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was forced out of a rubber match with Faber following a recent ACL injury.

Cruz and Faber currently are coaches on "TUF: Live," and their season-ending fight was slated for UFC 148, which takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Faber vs. Barao, which will be contested over five rounds, is the pay-per-view co-headliner behind the night's main event of middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen.

Barao initially was slated to fight Ivan Menjivar (24-8 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC 148. Menjivar's next move is at this point unknown.

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Poor_Franklin
5/18/12 11:27:01PM
sparky
5/18/12 11:43:42PM
Renan in my opinion is the only option that makes sense

Faber better be careful or he wont be getting another shot at Dominick
Chael_Sonnen
5/19/12 12:41:33AM
VIP pass to enlightenment - - -

See Jozay vs Faber for end result.

Edit - - Barao's hands were bigger than Faber's chin, I didn't think that was humanly possible
prozacnation1978
5/19/12 1:29:20AM
I think everyone knew that. I like this better than faber vs Cruz 3.

Now see who menivar gets. Easten? Jabouin? Bowles I hope
Budgellism
5/19/12 1:33:25AM
/Noce!!!!!
bjj1605
5/19/12 1:37:54AM
Repeat of Faber/Aldo.

This makes me happy. I won't have to see Faber get another title shot after all.
Budgellism
5/19/12 1:40:24AM
lol, don't drink and type
tcunningham
5/19/12 2:08:54AM
faber better put together a serious game plan because we all know barao is a madman just like his big brother aldo
KungFuMaster
5/19/12 2:16:03AM
I prayed long and hard when Cruz vs Faber III was announced. There is an mma god after all.

My belief has been renewed.
ChrisSabal
5/19/12 2:22:36AM
Barao I expect should dominate this fight and hopefully open up the path for a new champ in the Bantamweight division
hashyandy4
5/19/12 2:49:07AM
This is awesome!! This should be a great scrap!!
prophecy033
5/19/12 3:31:47AM

Posted by bjj1605

Repeat of Faber/Aldo.

This makes me happy. I won't have to see Faber get another title shot after all.

we all know all Faber has to do is win one more fight and he gets another title fight
kopower
5/19/12 8:46:32AM
This makes me a happy panda
pmoney
5/19/12 9:06:41AM

Posted by sparky

Renan in my opinion is the only option that makes sense

Faber better be careful or he wont be getting another shot at Dominick



C'mon Sparky, you know Faber gets unlimited title shots!

I could almost guarantee, if Faber loses to Barao, and Barao loses to Cruz, all Faber needs is a one fight win streak and the trilogy fight is back on.
Kpro
5/19/12 9:21:03AM

Posted by pmoney

C'mon Sparky, you know Faber gets unlimited title shots!



He has officially Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A'd the UFC.
airkerma
5/19/12 9:22:15AM

Posted by Budgellism

HGood!

Fuck, so drunk


i remember when i had my first beer
jjeans
5/19/12 9:56:40AM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by pmoney

C'mon Sparky, you know Faber gets unlimited title shots!



He has officially Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A'd the UFC.



Oooohhhh is that the same code Brett Rogers used to get the shot in Strikeforce?!
kopower
5/19/12 10:04:31AM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by pmoney

C'mon Sparky, you know Faber gets unlimited title shots!



He has officially Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A'd the UFC.



Just put a smile on my face because I still know that code
Budgellism
5/19/12 10:58:18AM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by Budgellism

HGood!

Fuck, so drunk


i remember when i had my first beer



lol, yup. Never good to drink and type. Had way too much last night.
BuffaloDave
5/19/12 11:34:51AM
I caught the announcement live last night, the way Barao was introduced, was like something right out of the WWE, we got the cut to black screen, with a little video promo, followed by a live appearance.
MMAcca
5/19/12 11:42:11AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I think everyone knew that. I like this better than faber vs Cruz 3.

Now see who menivar gets. Easten? Jabouin? Bowles I hope



I love the idea od Menjivar Vs Jabouin
Chael_Sonnen
5/19/12 12:46:26PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I think everyone knew that. I like this better than faber vs Cruz 3.

Now see who menivar gets. Easten? Jabouin? Bowles I hope



Have you been working out with Uncle Dana....looking good, brah!
I-GOT-THIS-PICK
5/19/12 1:07:57PM
Looks like Brazil is going for all the gold 4 out of 7 aint bad
tepid55
5/19/12 3:40:52PM
I think this is a very hard fight to predict.
pmoney
5/19/12 5:35:43PM

Posted by kopower


Posted by Kpro


Posted by pmoney

C'mon Sparky, you know Faber gets unlimited title shots!



He has officially Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A'd the UFC.



Just put a smile on my face because I still know that code



Konami code for life!! :::Contra Spray Shot!!::::