On Saturday, Feb. 1, the UFC will host UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

In the night’s main event, UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will face off with former WEC champion Urijah Faber for a second time. Barao steps into the cage having not tasted defeat in more than eight years, while Faber is riding a four-fight winning streak of his own. The pair met previously at UFC 149 with the Brazilian Barao claiming the promotion’s interim 135-pound title by unanimous decision. With former champion Dominick Cruz stripped off his title due to a lengthy absence from the Octagon, Barao will look to cement himself as the true champion with another win over the streaking Faber.

The night’s co-main event also features UFC gold on the line as featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo defends his belt against Ricardo Lamas. Aldo, who also rides an eight-year unbeaten streak, is the only fighter to wear the belt at 145 pounds in the UFC. The Brazilian will look to keep it that way when he faces off with the Chicago native Lamas. The 31-year-old has won seven of his last eight fights, including four straight in the Octagon.

Also on the main card, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem battles former UFC champion Frank Mir, Brazilian flyweight John Lineker faces Russian Ali Bagautinov, and former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner meets hard-hitting Abel Trujillo.

The 12-fight event kicks off at 6:30 p.m ET with three fights streaming on the promotion’s digital network, Fight Pass. Four additional bouts will follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. with the five-fight, pay-per-view main card starting at 10 p.m.

Above is an extended video preview of the event (courtesy of the UFC).

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber – for bantamweight title
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas – for featherweight title
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
Ali Bagautinov vs. John Lineker
Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick
Chris Cariaso vs. Danny Martinez
Nick Catone vs. Tom Watson
Al Iaquinta vs. Kevin Lee
Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Andy Enz vs. Clint Hester
Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin
Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov

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