Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 169
February's UFC 169 event has not one, but two headlining contests as UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo meets top contender Ricardo Lamas and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz makes his long-awaited return to the octagon for a unification bout with interim title holder Renan Barao.
Newsday first reported the bookings, and UFC officials have since confirmed the plans.
UFC 169 takes place Feb. 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend show typically is in Las Vegas, but this year heads to New Jersey, which hosts the NFL's title game the next day at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford.
2 title fights super bowl weekend. Im going against the grain and sticking with Cruz over Barao but we'll see how much ring rust Cruz has after being on the shelf for the better part of 2 years.