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John Makdessi to Face Alan Patrick at UFC 169

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A top lightweight bout has been added to UFC 169 fight card between Lebanese Canadian knockout artist John Makdessi (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and undefeated Brazilian prospect Alan Patrick (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Coming of devastating knockout victories inside the Octagon, Tristar Gym product John Makdessi and X-Gym’s Alan Patrick are set to meet on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J. UFC announced the match-up on Tuesday.

Makdessi (12-2) enters the bout riding a three-fight winning streak, including a first-round knockout victory of Renee Forte at UFC 165. In his previous bouts, Makdessi defeated Daron Cruickshank and Sam Stout via decision.

Patrick (11-0) is making his second start in the UFC. The Brazilian made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil in early October, scoring a TKO stoppage victory over Garett Whiteley. He has finished six of his eleven wins overall and fights out of X-Gym, known for housing top fighters such as Ronaldo Souza and Erick Silva.

With the addition to the card, UFC 169 now includes:

  • Champ Dominick Cruz vs. interim champ Renan Barao – bantamweight title unification bout
  • Champ Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas – for featherweight title
  • Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Chris Cariaso vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
  • Nick Catone vs. Tom Watson
  • John Makdessi vs. Alan Patrick
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