Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi Added to UFC 169 Super Bowl Weekend Fight Card

Makdessi-Audinwood-UFC-124_0012UFC officials on Tuesday added a lightweight bout between undefeated Alan Patrick and John Makdessi to the UFC 169 fight card.

UFC 169 is slated for Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J. The Super Bowl weekend event is headlined by a bantamweight unification bout between returning champion Dominick Cruz and interim titleholder Renan Barão. Jose Aldo puts his featherweight belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event.

Patrick (11-0) is making his second start in the UFC. The Brazilian made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil in early October, scoring a TKO stoppage victory over Garett Whiteley.

His opponent, Makdessi (12-2), is at the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to UFC experience. The Canadian has been fighting for the UFC since late 2010, racking up a 5-2 record in the Octagon.

Makdessi is currently on a three-fight winning streak that includes victories over Sam Stout, Daron Cruickshank, and Renee Forte.

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