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UFC 169: Chris Cariaso Receives New Opponent After Injury To Kyoji Horiguchi

Just a few weeks before the event takes place, and UFC officials have been forced to re-work UFC 169.

An injury to Kyoji Horiguchi has knocked him out of a planned prelim encounter with Chris Cariaso. According to UFC officials, Danny Martinez will step in his place.

The card features a pair of world championship matches, as Renan Barao defends the UFC bantamweight title against Urijah Faber, and Jose Aldo puts his UFC featherweight gold on the line vs. Ricardo Lamas.

Horiguchi (12-1) was victorious in his Octagon debut over Dustin Pague last year, and was planning a move to flyweight after competing in the bantamweight division.

Cariaso (15-5) also moved down to flyweight last year, posting a 2-2 mark.

Martinez (16-4) will be making his UFC debut after making it to the elimination round on The Ultimate Fighter 18.

The event is set for February 1 from Newark, New Jersey and will air on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao (c) vs. Urijah Faber

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Ricardo Lamas

Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

Flyweight: Ali Bagautinov vs. John Lineker

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo


Lightweight: John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick

Flyweight: Chris Cariaso vs. Danny Martinez

Middleweight: Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Kevin Lee

PRELIMINARY CARD (Online/6:30 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Andy Enz vs. Clint Hester

Lightweight: Tony Martin vs. Rashid Magomedov

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov