The UFC 149 Faber vs. Barao Pay-Per-View arrives for mixed martial arts fans on Saturday evening. Fans will be able to watch free fights live streaming online and on television, right before the big main event fight card gets started on cable, satellite and the internet.
The UFC 149 live stream fights begin at approximately 7PM EST on the UFC’s Facebook page. Fans will be able to view these free fights by clicking “Like” on the page and returning back to watch them. Two fights will be shown online, with Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda, and Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen.
Fans are treated to four more fights at 8PM EST on the FX channel via cable and satellite TV. These free preliminary fights will run for approximately two hours and include McGee vs. Ring, Delorme vs. Rivera, and Jimmo vs. Perosh. While these may not have the luster of the main event fight card tonight, you can’t beat free. They should serve as a good warmup to the main card.
That main card begins at 10PM EST and features the anticipated matchup of Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao. While there’s no title involved in terms of the match billing, ESPN is reporting that the two will be fighting over an “interim bantamweight championship” since the current champ is recovering from injury.
Barao, who sports an impressive 28-1 record heading into this bout, said of the match:
“To me, interim or not interim, it’s very important. It’s a belt, and I don’t care if people don’t like it or think it’s not the real belt. … It’s a dream come true if I get it. I’m very excited about it.”
Being part of the main event is good enough for more serious fighters, and these two are serious. Fans will look for an exciting matchup in the main event, and hope to get their money’s worth. Title, or no title, they will hopefully be treated to just that on Saturday night’s Pay-Per-View.
The UFC 149 live stream and televised Pay-Per-View gets going at 10PM EST and will last approximately 3 hours. Fans can see it on cable, satellite, or internet feed, based on their ordering preferences.
Who do you think will win the UFC 149 match between Faber and Barao? Who will the winner face next?