Former WEC king Urijah Faber faces what could be his final shot at championship metal at UFC 149, while Renan Barao looks to extend his undefeated streak to 32 in a row and become a UFC titleholder in the process.
Hector Lombard makes his long-awaited UFC debut, but Tim Boetsch — on a tear at middleweight — looks to play the spoiler and propel himself into title contention.
Heavyweight veteran Cheick Kongo prepares to welcome up-and-comer Shawn Jordan to the big time as “The Savage” prepares to make a statement to the division.
Check out the hype behind these three matches in the three episodes of Countdown to UFC 149 below.
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barão
Tim Boetsch vs. Hector Lombard
Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan