Calgary’s first UFC is getting an infusion of big name talent
Light-heavyweight champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will likely have his next title defence at UFC 149, and the Calgary Sun has also learned that former interim heavyweight champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Cheick Kongo at the July 21 event
UFC president Dana White said Tuesday that featherweight champ Jose Aldo — who was to headline UFC 149 in Calgary — will instead defend his belt in his native Brazil at UFC 147, which will also feature The Ultimate Fighter Brazil battle June 23 between coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva
The Nogueira fight will be his first fight since Frank Mir snapped his humerus at Toronto’s UFC 140
Sources say that while Nogueira and Kongo have agreed verbally, no paperwork has been signed.
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