UFC 169 judging assignment: Cardo Urso, Eric Colon, and Ricardo Almeida top 'Barao vs. Faber 2' on Feb. 1 in New Jersey

Copyright: Martin McNeil

But will either of these two championship title fights last 25 minutes?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is making its return to "The Garden State" over Super Bowl Weekend with its UFC 169 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is set to go down inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Feb. 1, 2014.

"Barao vs. Faber 2" will feature UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao putting his 135-pound title on the line against Urijah Faber (again), after his original opponent, Dominick Cruz, was forced to step down with a bum groin (details). In the co-main event, UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will try to quell the uprising of 145-pound stalwart Ricardo Lamas.

Charged with determining the fate of both the main and co-main combatants -- assuming either five-round title fight makes it to the judges' scorecards, will be Cardo Urso, Eric Colon, and Ricardo Almeida, the latter of which is a former UFC fighter and advocate for change in mixed martial arts (MMA) officiating.

The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NSACB) made the announcement earlier today.

To see the entire UFC 169 fight card and line up click here. News, notes and other items of interest for "Barao vs. Faber 2" can be found here and here.

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