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Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 149' debuts July 17 on FUEL TV

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Countdown to UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao" will debut Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao for the promotion's Interim Bantamweight Championship. currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 149" at the following times (ET):

Weds., July 18 at 5 a.m.
Thurs., July 19, at 12:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Fri., July 20, at 4 p.m.
Sat., July 21, at 7 p.m.

"Faber vs. Barao" headlines a completey revamped fight card that also features a middleweight mash-up between Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch as well as welterweight war pitting Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Chris Clements.

Here is the rest of the UFC 149 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

145 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao for the UFC Bantamweight Interim Championship

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan
170 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Chris Clements
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch vs. Hector Lombard

Preliminary Card (FX Channel):

135 lbs.: Roland Delorme vs. Francisco Rivera
155 lbs.: Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
185 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
145 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
145 lbs.: Antonio Carvalho vs. Daniel Pineda
205 lbs.: Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
170 lbs.: James Head vs. Claude Patrick will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 149, beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on July 21. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the FX and Facebook "Prelims" action much earlier on fight night.

To get up to speed on all the news and notes for UFC 149 check out our extensive event archive right here.

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