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UFC Jose Aldo

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.


Jose Aldo will headline UFC 149 in Calgary

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...

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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...
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