On the Eve of Super Bowl Sunday, the UFC delivered an explosive night of fights from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Nova Uniao teammates Jose Aldo and Renan Barao successfully defended their UFC championships in dominant fashion. Aldo picked apart a game Ricardo Lamas for 25 minutes and, arguably, solidified his spot as MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter.
Bantamweight champ Barao blitzkrieged Urijah Faber with a barrage of strikes in the first round to earn the TKO victory. Although the stoppage was highly controversial, Barao looked every bit like the berserker we’ve been accustomed to seeing in the Octagon.
Also on the card: Alistair Overeem manhandled Frank Mir, Ali Bagautinov beat John Lineker and Abel Trujillo knocked out Jamie Varner.
Let’s take a look at who scored the highest on the UFC 169 report card.