One of the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighters, Jose Aldo, is reportedly going to return to action on July 21 when the UFC heads to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21 for UFC 149.
While the company has to announce the show as finalized, a special press conference today is supposed to announce the show as official. However, it is unlikely that they will announce Aldo’s participation during today’s event.
The Brazilian based fighter boasts a 21-1 professional MMA record and is currently riding a 14-fight winning streak. He last saw action taking out the previously undefeated Chad Mendes at UFC 142 in the very first round to earn his fifth straight title defense (3 UFC and 2 WEC).
It is unclear who the UFC has left on the roster to challenge the champion. With most of the top contenders booked up, the one sole opponent that makes sense is Japanese standout Hatsu Hioki who remains the number two-ranked featherweight in the world on most ranking systems but lacks in UFC experience.
If rumor holds true we will have answers shortly.