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Herb Dean and Keith Peterson Head List of UFC 169 Referee and Judge Assignments

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UFC 169 Barao vs Faber PosterThe New Jersey State Athletic Control Board recently announced the referee and judging assignments for the upcoming UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber event slated to take place at the Prudential Center on Feb. 1 in Newark.

The main event is a rematch between Renan Barão and Urijah Faber. Barão won the initial match-up, which netted him the interim UFC bantamweight championship. He was originally slated to face bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 169, but Cruz again withdrew due to injury and gave up his belt after having been sidelined for more than two years. The UFC immediately designated Barão the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion.

Highly respected referee Herb Dean drew the assignment for the main event title fight between Barão and Faber. Judges for the bout are Ricardo Almeida, Eric Colon, and Cardo Urso.

The co-main event is another title fight. It features featherweight champion Jose Aldo putting his belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas. Keith Peterson will referee the fight with Almeida, Colon, and Urso again set as the judges for the bout.

UFC 169 Full List of Referee and Judge Assignments:

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber
Referee: Herb Dean
Judges: Ricardo Almeida, Eric Colon, and Cardo Urso

UFC Featherweight Championship
Ricardo Lamas vs. Jose Aldo
Referee: Keith Peterson
Judges: Ricardo Almeida, Eric Colon and Cardo Urso

Heavyweight
Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Judges: Michelle Agustin, Tony Tamburrino and Dave Tirelli

Flyweight
Ali Bagautinov vs. John Lineker
Referee: Keith Peterson
Judges: Michelle Agustin, Sue Sanidad and Dave Tirelli

Lightweight 
Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Judges: Sue Sanidad, Tony Tamburrino and Dave Tirelli

Lightweight 
Alan Patrick  vs. John Makdessi
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Judges: Ricardo Almeida, Sue Sanidad and Cardo Urso

Flyweight
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Chris Cariaso
Referee: Keith Peterson
Judges: Michelle Agustin, Eric Colon and Tony Tamburrino

Middleweight
Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone
Referee: Herb Dean
Judges: Michelle Agustin, Tony Tamburrino and Cardo Urso

Lightweight
Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta
Referee: Herb Dean
Judges: Michelle Agustin, Eric Colon and Dave Tirelli

Middleweight
Andy Enz vs. Clint Hester
Referee: Gasper Oliver
Judges: Sue Sanidad, Tony Tamburrino and Cardo Urso

Lightweight
Rashid Magomedov vs.Tony Martin
Referee: Gasper Oliver
Judges: Ricardo Almeida, Eric Colon and Cardo Urso

Welterweight
Gasan Umalatov vs. Neil Magny
Referee: Gasper Oliver
Judges: Ricardo Almeida, Sue Sanidad and Dave Tirelli

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    Considering Faber’s recent improvements, I think he has a legit shot to win.