Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas and Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem staredown pics from UFC 169 'Ultimate Media Day'

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The freezing temperatures didn't stop things from heating up earlier today at the "Ultimate Media Day" in Madison Square Garden.

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."

Barao vs. Faber
Photo by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

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.

Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas
Photo by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

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.

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

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!

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