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Monday, 01/06/2014, 02:30 pm

Dominick Cruz Injured and Stripped of Title, Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao Official for UFC 169

Details have emerged that Dominick Cruz suffered a groin injury and has been forced out of the UFC 169 main event. As a result of suffering another injury and having to sit on the sidelines for an undisclosed amount of time, the Ultimate Fighting Championship officials have stripped him of his title.

He was originally scheduled to face Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao in New Jersey to unify the bantamweight titles.

Renan Barao is now the Undisputed UFC Bantamweight Champion of the world. UFC released the information Monday evening on their Twitter account:

The UFC gave their followers less than a minute to guess who the replacement was— but it wasn’t that difficult to guess in the first place.

It’s official: Renan Barao will defend his UFC Bantamweight Championship against Urijah Faber at UFC 169. Faber is stepping up and taking the fight on three weeks notice.

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