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Faber and Barao both make weight for UFC 149 clash

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Urijah Faber and Renan Barao each made weight during Friday's official weigh-in for their bantamweight interim title fight at UFC 149 on Saturday night.

With 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz sidelined with a knee injury, Faber (26-5) will look to secure UFC gold for the first time in his career against replacement opponent Barao (28-1). Both weighed in at the 135-pound limit.

In addition to promising a compelling fight at UFC 149, Faber has vowed to defend the belt if necessary in Cruz's absence.

"I'm just super excited to put on a good show," Faber said. "Barao is tough, but not as tough as I am."

All 22 fighters set to compete on the card came in on weight. In the co-main event, UFC newcomer and former Bellator champion Hector Lombard (31-2-1) came in at 185.5lbs for his debut against Tim Boetsch (15-4).

It's been speculated Lombard would earn a shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva with an impressive showing Saturday.

Heavyweight Cheick Kongo (17-7-2) will look to rebound from a loss in his last fight to Mark Hunt over rising prospect Shawn Jordan (13-3). Kongo came in at 231lbs while Jordan weighed 250.

UFC 149 weigh-in results:
Urijah Faber (135) v Renan Barao (135)
Hector Lombard (185.5) v Tim Boetsch (186)
Cheick Kongo (231) v Shawn Jordan (250)
Brian Ebersole (171) v James Head (170)
Chris Clements (170) v Matt Riddle (170)
Court McGee (185.5) v Nick Ring (185)
Roland Delorme (135) v Francisco Rivera (136)
Anthony Perosh (205) v Ryan Jimmo (205.5)
Bryan Caraway (135.5) v Mitch Gagnon (135)
Antonio Carvalho (145) v Daniel Pineda (145)
Mitch Clarke (155) v Anton Kuivanen (156)

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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