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UFC 149 Will Feature Champion Jose Aldo, Be Held In Calgary

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been announced as one-half the main event for UFC 149, UFC president Dana White revealed during a press conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Wednesday.

“The headliner here will be Jose Aldo. He’ll be defending his title here. We don’t know that (an opponent). This card is still so far away, we’re working on it.”

Aldo has previously defended his title in Canada, downing Mark Hominick at UFC 129 in 2011. That fight took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Since joining the UFC from the WEC, “Scarface” has downed Hominick, Kenny Florian and Chad Mendes. He carries a 21-1 record in his career.

Anthony Pettis was once rumored as a possible opponent for Aldo, but he has said that he will not move down from lightweight to featherweight. Hatsu Hioki, who has won both his UFC bouts, is a possible opponent for Aldo, as he does not have a match on the horizon.

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