UFC 149: Barao Defeat Faber, Earnie Els Wins British Open
UFC 149: Barao Defeat Faber, Gets Interim Title
Renan Barao won the interim UFC Bantamweight title after defeating Urijah Faber in what it was the only title bout from the UFC 149 main card. The Brazilian won by unanimous decision after five rounds, and this win not only got him the belt, but it also meant his nineteenth straight victory since 2007, when his fight against Claudemir Souza was declared a no contest due to an illegal soccer kick. Barao has won 31 professional fights and has lost just one, and such a resume certainly gives the fighter from Natal, Brazil, the right to fight Dominick Cruz, the current title holder.
Faber defeated Cruz in 2007 back when both of them were in the WEC Featherweight division. He had already tried to take the belt from Cruz at UFC 132, but the Arizona native managed to defeat the Californian and retain the title, which he obtained back in 2010 after defeating Brian Bowles at WEC 47 (Cruz was the WEC champion back when World Extreme Cagefighting and the UFC merged).
A rematch between Faber and Cruz was expected, but ‘The Dominator’ torn an ALC and has been forced to remain out of the octagon since then. This opened up the window for Barao to fight Faber and see if the latest was actually worthy of a second chance against Cruz, though the Brazilian clearly proved that he was the dominant force during their fight. Now a bout at a later date is expected between the current interim champion and the guy with the real belt.
Big Disappointment For Adam Scott At British Open, Earnie Els Won Open Championship
Earnie Els got his fourth major after defeating names such as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott in what it was a much disputed British Open. The Big Easy pretty much stole the Claret Jug from the hands of Scott, who, with only four holes to play, made some mistakes and end up with 3 straight bogeys when he had reached the eighteenth hole, where he missed again to allow Els to win the Open Championship. This was certainly one of the biggest disappointments in golf history, and it hurt the pride of Scott a lot, as he was really close to get the first major of his career at age 32 (though I guess now that Els got another major at age 42, not all hopes are gone for the Australian).
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