Featherweight champion Jose Aldo (L), bantamweight champion Renan Barao (C), and UFC president Dana White (R) at the post fight press conference. Screen capture courtesy UFC's Youtube page.
UFC 169 in Newark, New jersey, came with some fine fights and bizarre endings, and a UFC record for decisions, leaving some fans scratching their heads while they gear up for Superbowl Sunday.
135 pound champion Renan Barao defended his title against an uber improved Urijah Faber, utilizing stunning quickness but nothing much more than straight rights down the pipe. Faber, who has been sharper than a Japanese sword lately looked dull compared to the Brazilian.
The California kid was staggered twice. The second time, Barao jumped all over him, hammering blows to Faber, who turned turtle and tried covering up. Referee Herb Dean, the UFC’s best along with Big John McCarthy, called a stop to the bout.