Lightweights John Makdessi and Alan Patrick will square off this February at UFC 169, officials announced on Tuesday.
Set for February 1 from the Prudential Center in New Jersey, the event features a pair of championship matches. In the main event, Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao collide to unify the UFC bantamweight titles, while UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his belt against Ricardo Lamas.
Makdessi (12-2) has won five of his seven Octagon bouts, including thee straight. Patrick (11-0) won his UFC debut over Garett Whiteley recently.