|UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber II|
The poster for UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber II.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||February 1, 2014|
|City||Newark, New Jersey|
|Total gate||$1.651 million|
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. 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.
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.
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.
The following fighters were awarded fight night bonuses: