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.”