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As expected, it was announced during Wednesday’s press conference that the Octagon will be taking its talents to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21st for UFC 149.
Scotiabank Saddledome will host the UFC’s debut in Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s homeland. The venue seats roughly 19,000 fans.
UFC president Dana White confirmed featherweight king Jose Aldo (Pictured) will defend his throne in the show’s featured attraction. However, an opponent has yet-to-be determined.
Aldo will be riding a 14-fight winning streak into Calgary. “Scarface” was last seen posterizing Chad Mendes at UFC 142.
The UFC has held eight cards in Canada – four in Montreal, two in Toronto and a pair in Vancouver. UFC 129 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre sold over 55,000 tickets for gate revenues exceeding $11 million. The April 2011 event shattered MMA attendance and gate records in North America.
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While many Champions have passed through the Scotiabank Saddledome in recent years, the Flames faithful have not had one to call their own in quite some time. Not since the days of the Clarence Campbell Conference, and fiery moustached Lanny McDonald have the Flames hoisted Lord Stanley. On July 21st UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will be gracing the Saddledome with his presence...
One of the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighters, Jose Aldo, is reportedly going to return to action on July 21 when the UFC heads to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21 for UFC 149. While the company has to announce the show as finalized, a special press conference today is supposed to announce the show as [...]
UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo failed to set the world on fire in his title defense in Canada at UFC 129 against Mark Hominick but he gets a chance at redemption headlining UFC 149 for the promotions debut in Calgary.
Aldo is on a fourteen-bout win streak and has never lost under the Zuffa umbrella, winning the 145-pound title in 2009 he has defended it on five separate occasions...
We ran a rumor here this morning that Jose Aldo was mentioned as a possible headliner for the UFC’s first ever trip to Calgary. That Rumor quickly turned to fact this afternoon during today’s UFC Special event press conference. Dana White confirmed with the media in attendance that Jose Aldo will in fact make his [...]
Today the UFC held a special press conference to announce three Canadian pay-per-view events scheduled for later this year. Read More: Jose Aldo (News), Mixed Martial Arts, UFC
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The first of the three, UFC 149 will take place in Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on July 21. No matches have been penciled for the card yet, though White stated that Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title, against a yet to be named opponent.
That event is set to accommodate around 19,000 fans and...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship held a special press conference in Calgary, Canada earlier on Wednesday led by UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright and President Dana White. It was announced that the UFC would be holding three events in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal during 2012. All three of the events will be on pay-per-view. In addition, the UFC will be returning to...
The UFC is holding a special press conference today in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to announce their debut in the province with UFC 149. UFC 149, although not officially announced, is expected to go down from the Flames Central in downtown Calgary. UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has been rumored to be the possible headliner against [...]