Cruz returns, two title fights set for UFC 169

 

Two long-awaited title fights will finally take place on one night, as Newark, NJ hosts UFC 169 on February 1. 

Dominant featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his title against second-ranked Ricardo Lamas in the main event.

In the night's co-main event, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returns from a two-year injury layoff for a title unification bout against interim champion Renan Barao

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JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

10/30/13 9:26 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Mir vs Overeem should be pushed hard with the loser leaves town aspect. Casual fans will buy the card more for that bout if promoted properly than either title bout. I'm not saying to not sell the two main events but the UFC would be well served to let everyone know about that heavyweight tilt. "Mir vs Overeem PLUS two title fights? Yeah that sounds like it'd be worth ordering"- casual fan Versus "Who are in the title fights?"Casuals still know Mir and Overeem both because of Lesnar. Barao, Cruz, Lamas and Aldo haven't got that sort of visibility yet.

Stea1th site profile image  

10/30/13 6:39 AM by Stea1th

My god this card.

JohnnyChrist site profile image  

10/30/13 5:39 AM by JohnnyChrist

Having Cruz back fighting is great news Having Barao as your first fight after a two year layoff is not great news T_T

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

10/30/13 12:50 AM by JimmersonzGlove

Three awesome matchups. TTT

caposa site profile image  

10/29/13 10:52 PM by caposa

Great start to the card, hope they don't skimp on the other two main card fights. Never pulled the trigger on any of the UFC events at the Prudential Center but I may have to go to Newark for this.

The Nastyness site profile image  

10/29/13 10:05 PM by The Nastyness

This should be a good match....hopefully tho, it wont be a shitstorm lol

Chris27 site profile image  

10/29/13 5:45 PM by Chris27

I think it will get two more good fights. I'm thinking for the Fox card in Jan and the rest of this card you have the following fights you can make. Machida vs Vitor, win or lose vs Hendo a drop back to MW to fight Machida works. Stipe/Gonzaga Bendo/dos Anjos Khabib/Grant Lombard/Shields Plus Gilbert and JDS could look to return around that time.     

Stigga site profile image  

10/29/13 5:38 PM by Stigga

Sounds great but I would bet Cruz backs out.

slamming site profile image  

10/29/13 5:27 PM by slamming

I expect the level of matchups/star power will drop off considerably after those 3 matchups.

billaabum site profile image  

10/29/13 5:26 PM by billaabum

My body is ready.