Jose Aldo Headlines UFC 149 in Calgary, Dana White Promises ‘Sick’ Card

March 21, 2012
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UFC president Dana White announced that featherweight champion Jose Aldo will headline UFC 149 in Calgary on July 21.

“The headliner here will be Jose Aldo. He’ll be defending his title here,” said White during a press conference in Calgary on Wednesday.

One side of the UFC 149 main event is in place, but Aldo’s opponent will be named at a later date.

“We don’t know that. This card is still so far away, we’re working on it,” answered White when asked who Aldo will face.

It will be the fourth UFC title defense for Aldo, who sits atop the 145-pound rankings and near the top of most pound-for-pound lists.

Aldo’s opponent and other featured bouts on the card will be announced as bout agreements are signed, but the UFC president promises a UFC 149 will be a “good one.”

“You know I want to bring a sick card here. We’re going to bring a good one here to Calgary, I promise.”

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  • crappyme

    co-main: Mccorkle vs. struve. Yay.

    • MrAdidas

      Hey, are you making fun …?!? LOL b/c I seen that exact same fight you mentioned, but they did have GSP as the main event! But I do understand & appreciate your sarcasm! =)

  • With all the champs getting fights locked in, unfortunately it looks like they wont be doing anything special for UFC 150 like they did for 100.

  • MikeMc1983

    I guess having a “sick” card has lost its meaning. How sick can the card be with Aldo as the headline?

    • therealmo

      i 2nd that although aldo is an exciting fighter i don’t get pumped for his fights. The only reason i got excited for ufc 142 was because vitor and rumble were fighting

      • MrAdidas

        So you guys are complaining that there’s a title fight?!? And you morons out West wonder why the UFC always comes EAST to Montreal & Toronto. That’s b/c we NEVER cry about title fights. Funny how most places (BESIDES Canada/Western Canada) complain that they do not get title fights, but for whatever reason we have people crying about a title fight!

  • pooby


    Usually the more lame the card, the harder DW tries to convince us how great it is.