- 16-5 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
- Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
- Notable Wins: Stanislav Nedkov, Murilo Rua, Jack Marshman
- 9-4 MMA / 3-4 UFC Record
- 2 Fight Losing Streak
- Notable Wins: John Howard, Jesse Forbes, Constantinos Philipou
February 1st, 2014
Newark, New Jersey
Tom Watson is in need of a win, following a 1-2 start to his UFC career. Last time out, Watson was dominated from start to finish by former title challenger, Thales Leites at UFC 163. His only win with the promotion was a second round TKO stoppage victory over Stanislav Nedkov at UFC on Fuel TV 7.
Nick Catone likely finds himself fighting for his job at UFC 169 as well, on the heels of a two-fight win streak. Injuries have kept him out of action since December of last year, when TJ Waldburger choked Catone unconscious in the second round with a triangle choke at the TUF 16 Finale.