UFC 169 in Tweets: Pros react to Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, more

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Had things gone poorly for Jose Aldo and Renan Barao at UFC 169, the population of Brazil would've been left without a UFC champion to call their own for the first time since 2006. But alas, Brazil will sleep easy on Saturday night, as both Aldo and Barao displayed their trademark dominance en route to easily retaining their UFC featherweight and bantamweight titles in Newark, NJ.

Other than a rough fifth round, it was a textbook performance from Aldo, who chopped down Ricardo Lamas to defend his WEC/UFC belt for the eighth straight time. Likewise, Barao continued to impress, ending Urijah Faber's hot streak with a furious first-round rally.

Although for the second straight UFC pay-per-view, viewers and fighters alike were left with a bitter taste in their mouths -- this time as a result of referee Herb Dean's questionable stoppage in the night's main event. And not surprisingly, Dean's call become the most popular point of contention in the ensuing post-fight discourse.

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TRUJILLO AND VARNER BURN THE HOUSE DOWN

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