Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao staredown pic from UFC 149 press conference in Calgary

Urijah Faber (left) vs. Renan Barao

Prelude to a cage fight.

Urijah Faber will take on Renan Pegado at the upcoming UFC 149 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (July 21, 2012) at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the process, he'll try to get his hands on the division's Interim Bantamweight Championship.

"Barao" will try to stop him.

To kick things off in "Cow Town," Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fired off its traditional pre-fight press conference to help promote this weekend's extravaganza, and both "The California Kid" and his Brazilian foe were on hand to do their part.

If you missed any or all of the action from earlier today, click here to get up to speed with our live blog.

Joining the event headliners were heavyweight hurters Shawn Jordan vs. Cheick Kongo, who will trade blows (and try to remain relevant) in the 265-pound division while Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch mix it up at middleweight.

See them face off after the jump.

Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan:
Kongo vs Jordan

Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch:
Lombard-boetsch_medium

For more on UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao" click here.

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