was a UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber II mixed martial arts event held on February 1, 2014, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. [3 ] Background [edit ]
Light Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Jon Jones and #1 contender Glover Teixeira was briefly linked as the event headliner. However, just days after the announcement, [4 ] Dana White indicated that "the timing didn't work out" for the pairing and that fight would take place at a later event. [5 ]
The event was expected to be headlined by the long awaited return of the
Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz. However, on January 6, UFC President Dana White announced that Cruz had torn his groin in training and pulled from the fight. Cruz has also vacated his title, making Barão the undisputed bantamweight champion. Stepping up to replace Cruz was Urijah Faber, in a rematch of their interim title bout at UFC 149. [6 ]
Co-featured on the card was
UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo, who defended his title against top contender [7 ] Ricardo Lamas.
A heavyweight bout between
Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem, scheduled to take place at UFC 167, was moved to this event. [8 ] Bobby Green was expected to face Abel Trujillo at this event. However, Green pulled out of the fight for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner. [9 ] Chris Cariaso was expected to face Kyoji Horiguchi at the event. However, Horiguchi pulled out of the bout citing injury. He was replaced by WEC veteran [10 ] Danny Martinez. [11 ]
The event set a new record for most decisions on a UFC card with ten decisions, beating the previous record of nine decisions at
UFC 161. This record was later equaled at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi. Results [edit ]
Main card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Bantamweight Renan Barão (c) def. Urijah Faber TKO (punches) 1 3:42 [a ] Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Ricardo Lamas Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b ] Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Frank Mir Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Flyweight Ali Bagautinov def. John Lineker Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Lightweight Abel Trujillo def. Jamie Varner KO (punch) 2 2:32 Preliminary card ( Fox Sports 1) Lightweight Alan Patrick def. John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Flyweight Chris Cariaso def. Danny Martinez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Nick Catone def. Tom Watson Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00 Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 28-27) 3 5:00 Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass) Middleweight Clint Hester def. Andy Enz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Tony Martin Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Neil Magny def. Gasan Umalatov Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [12 ] Bonus awards [edit ]
The following fighters were awarded fight night bonuses:
[13 ] Fight of The Night: Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo ($75,000 each) Knockout of The Night: Abel Trujillo ($50,000) Submission of the Night: None awarded as no matches ended by submission See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ a b MMAJunkie staff (February 2, 2014). -for-1651-million-live-gate/ "UFC 169 draws reported 14,308 attendance for $1.65 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. ^ Dave Meltzer (2014-03-19). "UFC 170 estimated at doing 340,000 buys". MMAFighting.com . Retrieved 2014-03-19. ^ Staff (2013-05-13). "UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card shifts from Las Vegas to Newark in 2014". mmajunkie.com . Retrieved 2013-05-13. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend". MMAjunkie.com . Retrieved 10-03-2013. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira title fight no longer on UFC 169 Super Bowl card". MMAjunkie.com . Retrieved 10-07-13. ^ Staff. "Dominick Cruz withdraws from fight" . Retrieved 2014-01-06. ^ "Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. October 29, 2013 . Retrieved October 30, 2013. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-10-03). "Mir-Overeem fight moved to Feb. 1". espn.go..com . Retrieved 2013-10-03. ^ Staff (2013-12-31). "Abel Trujillo gets new opponent for UFC 169 main card". MMAjunkie.com . Retrieved 2013-12-31. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Kyoji Horiguchi drops off UFC 169 card". MMAjunkie.com . Retrieved 2014-01-15. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Danny Martinez gets call for octagon debut at UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com . Retrieved 2014-01-15. ^ "UFC 169". Sherdog. February 1, 2014 . Retrieved February 2, 2014. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC 169 bonuses: Abel Trujillo banks $125K, Varner gets $75K". mmajunkie.com . Retrieved 2014-02-01.