The UFC is back in New Jersey this weekend for a stacked pay per view event. UFC 169 features two title fights in the Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions respectively. Long time Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, will take on surging contender, Ricardo Lamas, in the co-main event of the evening. In preparation of the event, the UFC has released the UFC 169 countdown show. You can watch the entire Aldo vs Lamas segment in the video above.
Jose Aldo has not lost a fight in 9 years. Under the Zuffa banner he is 13-0 including marquee victories over Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Chan Sung Jung, Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, and more. Aldo has looked seemingly unbeatable and indomitable during his reign as the WEC/UFC Featherweight champion. Aldo won the title back at WEC 44 against Mike Brown. Since then, he has defended his title twice in the WEC and five times in the UFC. His most recent win was a TKO victory over Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163.
Ricardo Lamas has not lost since coming into the UFC from the WEC. Unfortunately for him, he has only fought 4 times in the last three years. Regardless, Lamas holds victories over Cub Swanson and Erik Koch, both by finishes. He has been passed over for a title shot numerous times, but he finally gets his chance this Saturday night. Can Lamas shock the world like Weidman, Hendricks, and Gustafsson did in 2013? Will he come out with the victory like Weidman over Silva, or leave the Octagon without the belt like Hendricks and Gustafsson? We will find out on Saturday night.