The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday locked up the fight card for April 30 in Toronto.
Already set with a headlining title defense by one of Canada’s most popular athletes, Georges St-Pierre, UFC 129 now has an official co-main event. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his belt against Mark Hominick. The bout is the first time the UFC 145-pound championship will be on the line.
Also officially added to the fight card is UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture. He’ll take on fellow former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Couture is on a three-fight winning streak, but hasn’t fought since dispatching heavyweight boxing champion James Toney in August. Machida, undefeated on his run to the title, has lost his last two bouts and sorely needs a win.
The third of Tuesday’s announcements was the addition of a welterweight contest pitting Nate Diaz against Rory MacDonald.