Jul 21, 2012; Calgary, AB, CANADA; Renan Barao celebrates defeating Urijah Faber (not pictured) in the interim bantamweight title bout of UFC 149 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view this past Saturday night (July 21, 2012) with UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao," featuring Renan Barao capturing gold for the first time in his career taking a unanimous decision victory over Urijah Faber.
Dominick Cruz awaits.
Hector Lombard disappointed greatly in his Octagon debut, falling by way of split decision to Tim Boetsch. He can recover from this defeat, sure, but that title shot against Anderson Silva has gone up in smoke.
Other "action" on the card saw
Cheick Kongo defeat Shawn Jordan, James Head squeak past Brian Ebersole, and Matt Riddle submit Chris Clements.
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 borne from Saturday night's event in Calgary.
In we go.
UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao"
Results and live fight coverage
Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Event photos gallery
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao fight video highlights
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch fight video highlights
"Prelims" results and recap
Fight recap: Matt Riddle submits Chris Clements
Fight recap: James Head ends Brian Ebersole's unbeaten UFC run
Fight recap: Cheick Kongo grapples past Shawn Jordan
Fight recap: Tim Boetsch halts Hector Lombard
Fight recap: Renan Barao outclasses Urijah Faber
Fight review and analysis: Matt Riddle vs. Chris Clements
Fight review and analysis: James Head vs. Brian Ebersole
Fight review and analysis: Tim Boetsch vs. Hector Lombard
Fight review and analysis: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber
UFC 149 post-fight fallout
Biggest winner and lowliest loser
What's next for Renan Barao?
Dana White admits the UFC 149 pay-per-view sucked and was an embarrassment
Will Urijah Faber be remembered as an elite fighter?
Check out a picture of Urijah Faber's broken rib x-ray
Are too many fight cards to blame for bad events like UFC 149?
Hector Lombard, Ryan Jimmo and managing expectations
Dana White's crazy middleweight plan goes out the window after Hector Lombard loss
Watch Ryan Jimmo destroy Anthony Perosh in just seven seconds
Ryan Jimmo sent a big F you to all the haters with seven second knockout
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 149?
Sound off, Maniacs.