The UFC will be heading to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 169 on February 1st and tickets for the event will go on sale this week.
The fight card will be headlined by two title fights as bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) meet interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (33-1) in a unification bout. Also, Jose Aldo (23-1) defends the featherweight title against Ricardo Lamas (13-2) in the co-main event.
“We put together a fight worthy of Super Bowl weekend,” UFC President Dana White said. “It’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for – champion vs. champion – Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao for the 135-pound title. Dominick Cruz is the reigning champion and hasn’t lost a fight in six years. He takes on the interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who’s been on a tear with a 30-fight win streak and hasn’t lost in eight years. Two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, two of the best 135-pounders on earth: the world is finally going to find out who is the undisputed 135-pound champion!
“Plus, the unstoppable Jose Aldo takes on the man everyone has been waiting to see him fight, Ricardo Lamas. Aldo has been the 145-pound champion since 2009 and he’s torn through the featherweight division. But Ricardo Lamas has heavy hands, great wrestling and will be the toughest test of Aldo’s career.”
Tickets for UFC 169: Cruz vs. barao go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT and are priced at $400, $250, $175, $100, $80, $65, and $50. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Prudential Center Box Office. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, November 20th at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Nov. 21 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
The current UFC 169: Cruz vs. Barao card is below.
Dominick Cruz (19-1) vs. Renan Barao (33-1)
Jose Aldo (23-1) vs. Ricardo Lamas (13-2)
Alistair Overeem (36-13, 1NC) vs. Frank Mir (16-8)