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UFC 169
UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber II
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The poster for UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber II.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)
VenuePrudential Center
CityNewark, New Jersey
Total gate$1.651 million[1]
Event chronology

UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber II was a mixed martial arts event held on February 1, 2014, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.[3]

The event was released on DVD on May 6, 2014. The DVD was distributed by the label Anchor Bay Entertainment.


A Light Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Jon Jones and #1 contender Glover Teixeira was briefly linked as the event headliner.[4] However, just days after the announcement, 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 had also vacated his title, making Renan 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,[7] who defended his title against top contender 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.[10] He was replaced by WEC veteran 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 tied at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi, UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping, UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura, and UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith.



Bonus awards

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


  1. ^ a b MMAJunkie staff (February 2, 2014). "UFC 169 draws reported 14,308 attendance for $1.65 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com.
  2. ^ Dave Meltzer (2014-03-19). "UFC 170 estimated at doing 340,000 buys". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Staff (2013-05-13). "UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card shifts from Las Vegas to Newark in 2014". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira title fight no longer on UFC 169 Super Bowl card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Staff. "Dominick Cruz withdraws from fight". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barão set for UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-10-03). "Mir-Overeem fight moved to Feb. 1". espn.go..com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Staff (2013-12-31). "Abel Trujillo gets new opponent for UFC 169 main card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Kyoji Horiguchi drops off UFC 169 card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Danny Martinez gets call for octagon debut at UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "UFC 169". Sherdog. February 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC 169 bonuses: Abel Trujillo banks $125K, Varner gets $75K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .

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