UFC President Confirms Jose Aldo As UFC 149 Headliner

March 21, 2012 12:16 pm by bjpenn.com staff 26 Comments
UFC 142: Aldo v Mendes

We ran a rumor here this morning that Jose Aldo was mentioned as a possible headliner for the UFC’s first ever trip to Calgary.

That Rumor quickly turned to fact this afternoon during today’s UFC Special event press conference.

Dana White confirmed with the media in attendance that Jose Aldo will in fact make his return to action on July 21st at UFC 149 against a yet to be named opponent.

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.

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