UFC 169 will go down on February 1st in Newark, NJ, on Super Bowl weekend. The card will feature two title fights and will go against the usual philosophy of putting the heavyweight guys in the main event. Instead of a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Ricardo Lamas going on last, the promotion has elected to put the bantamweight unification bout between Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao up top.
Cruz is the regular champion but has been out for over two years with a series of injures. In the meantime, Barao picked up an interim title and has defended it twice. So this bout will decide who is truly the number one 135-pounder in the world.
As mentioned, the co-main will see Aldo defend against Lamas. Aldo is 5-0 in the UFC and has successfully defended his title in every one of those fights. Lamas is on a four-fight winning streak, most recently stopping Erik Koch last January.
Here's a look at the current card: