Urijah Faber (left) squares off with Renan Barao at the Ultimate Fighter gym in Las Vegas. Photo via UFC.
This game of merry-go-round isn't fun anymore. And someone needs to shoot and kill that injury bug.
The latest victim is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, who has reportedly suffered an injury that has forced him to postpone his scheduled title defense against Erik Koch at UFC 149 on July 21, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Stepping in to replace Aldo vs. Koch in the main event slot will be the UFC 148 co-main event Interim bantamweight title showdown between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao that was only booked because Dominick Cruz suffered an injury.
This all according to Showdown Joe Ferraro (and later confirmed by UFC), who doesn't note a possible return date for Aldo. After the jump, take a look at the revamped UFC 149 fight card and line-up.
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Preliminary Card (FX Channel):
135 lbs.: Roland Delorme vs. Bibiano Fernandes
155 lbs.: Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
185 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
145 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
145 lbs.: Antonio Carvalho vs. George Roop
205 lbs.: Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh
170 lbs.: James Head vs. Claude Patrick