Another major sports event is coming to the region the same weekend as the Super Bowl.
Two world title fights will headline the UFC’s return to the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, February 1, 2014. In the night’s main event, the UFC will crown its bantamweight champion when reigning champion Dominick Cruz returns after two years away from competition due to injury to meet interim champion Renan Barao.
Then, in the night’s co-main event, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will face Ricardo Lamas.
“We put together a fight worthy of Super Bowl weekend,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for – champion vs. champion,” he continued, referring to the bout between Cruz and Barao for the 135-pound title.
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmater and at the Prudential Center box office. Tickets will be priced between $50 and $400.