Hester (9-3) made it into the TUF 17 fighter house, but was upset in his fight against Jimmy Quinlan. He exacted some amount of redemption, however, by knocking out Bristol Marunde at the TUF 17 Finale, and then won via TKO stoppage over Dylan Andrews at the recent UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
Enz (7-0) struck out by losing his fight to make it into the fighter house, but immediately returned to his winning ways after being sent packing. He returned to the Alaska Fighting Championship to continue refining his skills and has won all three of his fights there in 2013, earning another shot at the Octagon.
A UFC bantamweight championship unification bout between returning champion Dominick Cruz and interim titleholder Renan Barão headlines UFC 169. The co-main event features UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo putting his belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas.