Thursday, Jan 20, 2011
Jose Aldo Confirmed for UFC 129 Title Defense
By FCF Staff
Not only will the April 30th, UFC 129 card mark the first time the promotion holds an event in Toronto, Ontario, the organization has also confirmed that the show will include Jose Aldo defending the UFC Featherweight Championship for the first time. No opponent has been confirmed for Aldo; however, Mark Hominick will reportedly fight for the belt provided he defeats George Roop at this Saturday’s Fight for the Troops event. The announcement regarding Aldo’s first UFC appearance was made during this week’s edition of UFC Ultimate Insider.
The online program also confirmed several more bouts for the UFC 129 card, as Phil Davis vs. Matt Hamill, Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson, Brian Foster vs. Sean Pierson and Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen were all announced.
Aldo (18-1) had been expected to compete at UFC 125; however, an injury prevented the renowned featherweight from fighting Josh Grispi, who proceeded to lose by unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier on January 1st.
Aldo will head into UFC 129 having won eleven straight, a streak which includes winning the World Extreme Cagefighting Featherweight Championship, and scoring victories over Urijah Faber, Mike Brown and Manny Gamburyan.
UFC 129 will be hosted by Toronto’s Rogers Centre, and will feature welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre vs. number one contender Jake Shields in the main event.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 7:57 pm