Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao: 4 Reasons You Can't Miss This Fight

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2012

Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao: 4 Reasons You Can't Miss This Fight

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    Urijah Faber and Renan Barao meet tonight at UFC 149, with the winner earning the UFC interim bantamweight title. 

    This matchup is a must-see, as Faber and Barao will provide an exciting, fast-paced fight. Even if you aren't a fan of the fighters on the card, the main event will be a marvel of a fight.

    Here are the four reasons you cannot miss the main event of UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao.

It's a Title Fight

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    One of the biggest reasons this fight is a must-see if that title gold is on the line.

    With Dominick Cruz on the shelf and the bantamweight division with doubt in his absence, an interim title has been created for the winner of this fight. Whoever wins will either fight Cruz in a unification bout or will defend the title against the next top contender.

    Faber is a former WEC champion in the featherweight division and one of the all-time greats. Barao is a hungry up-and-comer that can make a name for himself with a win tonight.

    That has a formula for a war in the cage.

2 of Bantamweights Best

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    In terms of ranking in the bantamweight division, many MMA experts would have Faber and Barao ranked as the second and third best fighters in the world in this class. Obviously, champion Dominick Cruz is No. 1, but with him on the shelf for a while, one of these men could take that spot.

    When you get two of the top fighters in the world going up against one another, usually it results in a masterpiece of a fight.

    These two should provide us with fireworks.

Barao Provides Excitement

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    If excitement is what you look for in a fighter, look no further than the Brazilian. Renan Barao is never boring.

    Just look at his fights while employed with Zuffa. He has dazzled us with submission wins over Anthony Leone, Chris Cariaso and Brad Pickett. He pumped up the audience with decision wins against Cole Escovedo and Scott Jorgensen.

    Barao will bring the fight to Faber. In the process, he will wow us all.

It's Urijah Faber, Why Wouldn't You Watch?

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    Urijah Faber is one of the most popular fighters in mixed martial arts today. For that reason, many loyal fans will pay to see every one of his fights.

    Even if you aren't a fan of Faber, you still want to watch him because he is a legend. He is a well-rounded, seasoned fighter that will overcome any adversity put in his way.

    If a war is what you want, a war is what you get. Add in Barao's exciting style and tonight's main event is a candidate for the best fight this year.