Here we go!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gathered its cast and crew for a special "Super Bowl Weekend" media day get-together, to tie up any loose ends heading into Saturday night's (Feb. 1) mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC 169, the company's first pay-per-view (PPV) show of its 2014 combat sports campaign, will feature a re-worked bantamweight main event rematch between reigning 135-pound kingpin, Renan Barao, taking on former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion, Urijah Faber.
Today, the headliners came face-to-face in "The Garden State."
That's not all.
Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, will also be featured atop the bill, defending his 145-pound strap against top division contender, Ricardo Lamas, in the co-main event of the evening. As expected, they also came nose-to-nose at the conclusion of today's media event.
And last but certainly not least, Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir collide in a "do or die"-type heavyweight match (maybe), in a beefy battle of ex-265-pound champions looking to stay afloat in a tight division title chase.
Have a look.
That's over 500 pounds of beef.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 169 fight card on Sat. night (Feb. 1, 2014), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
Let's get it on!