Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will today announce at a special press conference at Flames Center it will bring an event to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for the very first time with UFC 149 on July 21, 2012, at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
And Jose Aldo will be defending his featherweight championship on the card.
That's the word from Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole, who tweeted the news yesterday. He also revealed that it's unlikely Aldo's title defense will be announced by the promotion at the press conference today.
That could be because UFC President Dana White is loathe to let such things out of the bag, especially when he hasn't yet made a match-up for his 145-pound king. And that could be because there isn't quite a convincing challenger to "Scarface's" throne.
Just days ago, I broke down a few potential names for the Brazilian's next defense. Tops on the list was Anthony Pettis, who we now know will undergo surgery and be out until late in the summer. Second was Dustin Poirier, but he's booked to fight Chan Sung Jung on May 15 at UFC on FUEL TV 3 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Number three on the list? None other than Hatsu Hioki, who is currently without a fight booking and on a six-fight winning streak. Do we have a winner?