Makdessi (12-2) has been on a roll, winning three fights in a
row following a loss to Anthony Njokuani in April 2012. The
Canadian lightweight’s last bout was a first-round TKO of
Renee Forte at UFC 165 on Sept. 21. He owns a 4-2 record in the
‘Nuguette’ (11-0), whose full name is Alan Patrick Silva Alves,
won his UFC debut against Garett Whitely in impressive fashion by
first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Maia on Oct.
9. The Brazilian fights out of X-Gym.
UFC 169, which is the night before the Super Bowl, is headlined
by a pair of title fights. Dominick Cruz and Renan Barao will meet
to unify the UFC bantamweight title in the main event. In the
co-main event, Jose Aldo defends his featherweight title against