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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Faber vs. Barao" event, going down at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
UFC 149 will feature an interim bantamweight championship showdown pitting former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) kingpin Urijah Faber against the man with the longest active winning streak in MMA today, Renan Barao.
In other action on the card, Hector Lombard makes his long awaited UFC debut against Tim Boetsch in a middleweight mash up with serious implications on the 185-pound title picture.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it - or just want to keep the discussion alive - below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao"
Fight card and line up
Results and live fight coverage
UFC 149 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass
"Prelims" preview and predictions part one
"Prelims" preview and predictions part two
Fight preview: Matt Riddle vs. Chris Clements
Fight preview: Brian Ebersole vs. James Head
Fight preview: Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan
Fight preview: Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch
Fight preview: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao
UFC 149 press conferences:
Pre-fight press conference
Press conference video
Press conference staredown pics
UFC 149 weigh-ins:
Weigh-in staredown pics
Weigh-in photos gallery
UFC 149 news:
Open workouts photos gallery
Latest odds and betting guide
Dana White teasing crazy plan for middleweight division following UFC 149
Exclusive interview with Tim Boetsch
Exclusive interview with Chris Clements
UFC 149 editorials:
History in the Making: Hector Lombard begins his reign of dominance over the Bellator middleweight division
Urijah Faber believes Renan Barao is more dangerous than Dominick Cruz
Jose Aldo's input won't help Renan Barao against Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber is not intimidated by Renan Barao's scary record
Hector Lombard wants Mark Munoz after beating Tim Boetsch
Tim Boetsch thinks he's ready for Anderson Silva if he can knock out Hector Lombard
Cheick Kongo shuns his gatekeeper label
UFC 149 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Countdown to UFC 149
Renan Barao on his humble beginnings in MMA
Get to know Hector Lombard
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch preview
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.
Enjoy the show, Maniacs.