The televised and live stream UFC 169 results for last night's Faber vs. Barao II pay-per-view have arrived, with mostly decision-based outcomes, and a couple of fighters who won their fights before the 3 rounds had ended. One of those who was victorious was Renan Barao, the reigning UFC Bantamweight champion, as he scored a first round knockout of challenger Urijah Faber to retain his championship.
As ESPN.com reported on Feb. 2, Barao won last night's main event fight over Faber in just 3:42 to earn a first-round TKO. It was the only first-round win of the night for any fighter, and moved Barao to an all-time record of 32-1, keeping his win streak going and his championship belt around his waist. Faber had fallen once in the fight, but managed to bounce back to his feet. However, Barao had too much for him, as he continued to throw punches. An overhand right dropped Faber once again. Eventually, referee Herb Dean called the fight, realizing the night was over for Faber.
Urijah told the media with regards to this loss, his sixth consecutive in a title fight:
"It's very frustrating, I'm one of the most durable guys in the world. You get caught with punches, man. He told me to do something, so I gave him a thumbs up. Herb is a great referee, but I wish I had more of a chance."
The champion admitted he was a bit surprised by the stoppage, which is generally uncharacteristic of Herb Dean. He told the media:
"I fought Urijah before. He's very tough and very resilient. I knew he was going to be a tough fight."
In other UFC 169 results, Josa Aldo defended his Featherweight title against Ricardo Lamas during the pay-per-view. This one wasn't finished quite as quickly as the main event. Aldo won via unanimous decision with 49-46 scores from the judges across the board. The fight nearly ended in the fourth round as Aldo managed to mount Lamas and attempted a rear-naked choke hold. However, the challenger was able to escape and got to his feet. He had a late takedown try of his own, but that failed. In the final round, Lamas tried to bring a flurry of ferocious shots, but this was too little too late for him, as he fell to 13-3 and failed to claim the title.
Alistair Overeem was also victorious by decision over heavyweight opponent Frank Mir. It was another unanimous decision fight, with scores of 30-27 across the board. The fight snapped a two fight losing streak for Overeem, and gave Mir his fourth straight loss. Many believe this puts Frank Mir's career in question moving forward. Other winners on Saturday night from Newark's Prudential Center included Ali Baugitinov by unanimous decision 29-8 across the board against John Lineker, and Abel Trujillo in a second round stoppage over Jamie Varnier.
UFC 169 took place on Saturday, Feb. 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Next up for fight fans is UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb. 15 from Jaragua, Brazil. Full coverage of the UFC fight results is available at UFC.com.