twitter google

After Second Thoughts, Jose Aldo-Erik Koch Will Remain On UFC 149 Card

Jose Aldo will return to Canada for his next title defense, as the UFC featherweight champion will face Erik Koch at UFC 149 on July 21 from Calgary, Alberta. MMA Junkie first confirmed that bout agreements are likely to be signed very soon.

UFC president Dana White mentioned Aldo as a possible competitor on the UFC 147 card from Brazil that recently lost its main event. However, it appears the camp of “Scarface” doesn’t want to move his next title defense up an entire month.

Koch (13-1) has been the rumored opponent for Aldo with the majority of the remaining featherweight contenders in the UFC tied up in fights. His only loss came at the hands of Chad Mendes, who was defeated by Aldo in his most recent bout.

Aldo (21-1) has defended his UFC featherweight title three times, including the victory over Mendes in Brazil earlier this year.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez

Event Date: July 7, 2016
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha

Event Date: July 8, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2

Event Date: July 9, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 91: McDonald vs. Lineker

Event Date: July 13, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Bellator 158: London

Event Date: July 16, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo

Event Date: July 22, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV