Hey look, it's another fight week! It's also the UFC's first PPV offering of 2014 and it has two title fights on deck. Urijah Faber stepped up on just a few week's notice to replace the injured Dominick Cruz against the now undisputed bantamweight champion Renan Barao. The two fought for the interim belt back in 2012, with Barao winning a clear unanimous decision. Jose Aldo defends his featherweight crown against Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event, so it's almost like another WEC special given the top two fights.
Frank Mir battles Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight fight that will likely end in a
double knockout someone getting knocked out. John Lineker and Ali Bagautinov will scrap at flyweight, while the main card is opened up by an exciting lightweight encounter between Jamie Varner (filling in for Bobby Green) opposite Abel Trujillo.
The only preliminary card change sees newcomer Danny Martinez facing Chris Cariaso instead of Kyoji Horiguchi, who is the only other injury casualty for this event.
Here's the full fight card for UFC 169, scheduled for February 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey:
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
John Lineker vs. Ali Bagautinov
Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1, 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick
Chris Cariaso vs. Danny Martinez
Nick Catone vs. Tom Watson
Al Iaquinta vs. Kevin Lee
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT)
Clint Hester vs. Andy Enz
Tony Martin vs. Rashid Magomedov
Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov