UFC 169 Fight Card Rumors

January 9, 2014
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XyienceUFC 169: Barão vs. Faber
Date: February 1, 2014
Venue: Prudential Center
Location: Newark, NJ

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
Renan Barão (31-1) vs. Urijah Faber (30-6)
Jose Aldo (23-1) vs. Ricardo Lamas (13-2)
Frank Mir (16-8) vs. Alistair Overeem (36-13)
John Lineker (23-6) vs. Ali Bagautinov (12-2)
Jamie Varner (21-8-1, 2 NC) vs. Abel Trujillo (11-5)

Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1):
John Makdessi (12-2) vs. Alan Patrick (11-0)
Chris Cariaso (15-5) vs. Danny Martinez (16-4)
Nick Catone (9-4) vs. Tom Watson (16-6)
Al Iaquinta (7-2-1) vs. Kevin Lee (6-0)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Clint Hester (9-3) vs. Andy Enz (7-0)
Tony Martin (7-0)  vs. Rashid Magomedov (15-1)
Neil Magny (8-3) vs. Gasan Umalatov (14-2-1)

UFC 169 Start Times:
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass: 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
Prelims on Fox Sports 1: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Main Card on Pay-Per-View: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT


  • Big Tuna

    Soft card…for a ppv anyway

    • You have a brain of a Tuna.

      • shawn_jhnstn@yahoo.com

        And ur an IDIOT. This card on Fox would do amazing numbers. PPV will do just OK

  • onehitwonder

    2 title shots and the Mir/reem fight should be a blood bath.

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    when I knew that the unification bout was scrapped I thought Aldo vs. Lamas would be moved up to headline …

    is really Faber a far bigger draw for casual fans than Aldo? If yes, what are the reasons? I can’t get it … and somehow I think casual fans partially ignore that Faber lost to Aldo in brutal fashion …

    • SWIFTboy

      It’s more that Faber is a bigger draw than Lamas.

    • Jeff Andrews jr

      I don’t think that there was any particular reason why they left Barao vs Faber as top billing. Albeit, yes the heavier weight classes usually do get top billing. But, the original fight card line up was only scheduled b/c they wanted to pay homage to a returning fighter. However the UFC, justified in doing so, also saw the exorbitant revenue potential of the title unification bout and decided to give top billing to Cruz vs Barao. After Cruz pulled out with his injury I think the UFC kept Barao as top billing b/c they couldn’t be bothered to change the Main event YET AGAIN. I highly doubt that their reasoning was anything even remotely close to being b/c of who they determined who was or was not the “bigger draw.”

  • Big Tuna

    Card is a little light!