With recent news that featherweight champ Jose Aldo has been rescheduled to defend his belt in Brazil at UFC 147 rather than in Calgary at UFC 149, a bout between two popular light heavyweights has been circulating the web as possibly the new main event.
UFC president Dana White said that if all goes according to his plans, he would like to have light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defend his belt against former Pride and Strikeforce champ Dan Henderson at UFC 149. From Sportsnet.ca:
“If we could make that fight happen, that would be great,” said White.
But this hope would only become a reality if Jones, who successfully defended his title against Rashad Evans this past weekend at UFC 145 in Atlanta, can recover well-enough within three-months after his 5-round battle.
Henderson on the other hand, hasn’t fought since his 5-round war against former UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last November at UFC 139.
Another fight that was recently announced for the Calgary card is between heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cheick Kongo.
Both fighters are coming off of loses, with Nogueira being submitted by Frank Mir at UFC 140, and Kongo being TKO’d by Mark Hunt at UFC 144.
Kongo announced the fight via Twitter on Tuesday night.
UFC 149 will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome Arena in Calgary on July 21.
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