The UFC has finally announced the details for the annual Superbowl card. For the first time, the UFC will hold the event outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event will feature two title fights.
In the main event, Defending Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will take on number one contender Ricardo Lamas. Aldo, who hasn’t lost a fight since 2005, most recently fought at UFC 163. He was able to overwhelm Chan Sung Jung with strikes after Jung injured his shoulder. Lamas is riding a four fight win streak going into the fight Aldo. He last fought Erik Koch at the last UFC On FOX card and finished with strikes midway through the second round.
In the co main event, The UFC has announced that they will finally unify the Bantamweight titles. UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz will have been on the sidelines for more than 800 days when he steps into the octagon against Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao. Although Cruz is riding a 10 fight winning streak, many are wondering what the champ will look like after going under the knife for two separate knee surgeries. Barao is now 31-1, and he hasn’t lost a fight since his first fight in 2005.
UFC 169: Aldo Vs Lamas takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on February 1. Newsday was the first to announce the card.
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