UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber 2 was a mixed martial arts event held on February 1, 2014, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.[3]

UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber 2
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The poster for UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber 2.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 1, 2014 (2014-02-01)
VenuePrudential Center
CityNewark, New Jersey
Attendance14,308[1]
Total gate$1.651 million[1]
Buyrate230,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson UFC 169: Barão vs. Faber 2 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi

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

BackgroundEdit

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]

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Renan Barão (c) def. Urijah Faber TKO (punches) 1 3:42 [a]
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Ricardo Lamas Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [b]
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Frank Mir Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Ali Bagautinov def. John Lineker Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Abel Trujillo def. Jamie Varner KO (punch) 2 2:32
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Alan Patrick def. John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Chris Cariaso def. Danny Martinez Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nick Catone def. Tom Watson Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 28–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Clint Hester def. Andy Enz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Anthony Rocco Martin Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Gasan Umalatov Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00

[12]

Bonus awardsEdit

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

Records setEdit

This event along with 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 is currently tied for second in UFC's event with most decisions, previously beating UFC 161. But now, UFC 263 currently has the record for most decisions than any UFC event.[14]

This event broke the record for the longest fight time with 2:51:14, later broken by UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi with 2:53:32.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 2014-03-19.
  3. ^ Staff (2013-05-13). "UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card shifts from Las Vegas to Newark in 2014". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  4. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  5. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira title fight no longer on UFC 169 Super Bowl card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  6. ^ Staff. "Dominick Cruz withdraws from fight". Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  7. ^ "Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barão set for UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-10-03). "Mir-Overeem fight moved to Feb. 1". espn.go..com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  9. ^ Staff (2013-12-31). "Abel Trujillo gets new opponent for UFC 169 main card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
  10. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Kyoji Horiguchi drops off UFC 169 card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  11. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-01-15). "Danny Martinez gets call for octagon debut at UFC 169". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  12. ^ "UFC 169". Sherdog. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC 169 bonuses: Abel Trujillo banks $125K, Varner gets $75K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  14. ^ Mike Bohn (June 13, 2021). "UFC 263 post-event facts: Decision-heavy card shatters record for most fight time". MMAjunkie.com.
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2014-02-16). "By the Numbers: UFC Fight Night 36". Sherdog. Retrieved 2014-02-16.