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UFC 169 takes place on Saturday night and will feature a main fight between Renan Barao and Urijah Faber. Although "The Baron" against "The California Kid" will undoubtedly be the massive draw tonight for UFC fight fans, there are also a host of other big fights leading up to the main event. The main fight card will start at 10 p.m. ET and the main fight card line up can be seen below. The event can be watched on live pay per view or online through UFC live stream (details below).
Tonight will feature two championship title contests and one heavyweight hoss fight from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. If things go a certain way then we could be crowning some new champs tonight, with both Urijah Faber and Ricardo Lamas competing against Renan Barao and Jose Aldo respectively.
Also on the card tonight will be Frank Mir, who is attempting to snap and three fight losing streak that has sent his career into a tailspin. Tonight he will be facing veteran Alistair Overeem, and both fighters were KTFO in their previous fights, so both will be eager to put on a good show tonight, but more importantly for both, they will be desperate to gain the win.
Barao vs Faber will be fighting at 135 lbs, and Barao comes into the match up with a 31-1 record, compared to Faber's 30-6 history. These two fighters already faced one another at UFC 149, and Faber is certainly a better fighter now than back then. However, it will still be difficult for him to gain the win here tonight.
Faber has lost to Mike Brown, Aldo, Barao among others, and although his losses are rare, most analysts believe that Barao will be too strong again for him today.
Tonight's UFC 169 main event will start at 10 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.
A fight card can be seen below:
UFC 169 Main Card
Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
John Lineker vs. Ali Bagautinov
Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo
Fox Sports 1 Prelims
John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick
Chris Cariaso vs. Danny Martinez
Nick Catone vs Tom Watson
Al Iaquinta vs Kevin Lee