Later on this month, top bantamweight title contender Urijah Faber will be taking on Brazilian fighter Renen Barao for the interim title belt. Faber was originally supposed to rematch with fellow TUF: Live coach and current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, but unfortunately during the season Cruz suffered from a torn ACL and was forced out of the fight. The winner of this bout will go on to fight the champ whenever his ACL is recovered enough to return to the octagon.
UFC 149 is taking place on July 21st at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada. The card will also feature bouts from Hector Lombard taking on Tim Boetsch as well as Chris Clements taking on Matt Riddle.