The UFC has stacked UFC 169 with two title fights and an interesting heavyweight collision.
In the main event, Dominick Cruz takes on Renan Barao to crown the undisputed bantamweight champion on February 1 from Newark. Cruz (19-1) has been sidelined for two years with knee issues, while Barao (33-1) has claimed the interim title in the process.
Also, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (23-1) takes on Ricardo Lamas (13-2) and Frank Mir meets Alistair Overeem in a battle of former heavyweight champs.
“We put together a fight worthy of Super Bowl weekend,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for – champion vs. champion – Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao for the 135-pound title. Dominick Cruz is the reigning champion and hasn’t lost a fight in six years. He takes on the interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who’s been on a tear with a 30-fight win streak and hasn’t lost in eight years.
“Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, two of the best 135-pounders on earth: the world is finally going to find out who is the undisputed 135-pound champion.”
Tickets go on sale November 22 through all Ticketmaster locations.