It was confirmed by Yahoo Sports Kevin Iole that Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is set to face the Interim Champion Conor McGregor in a unification bout at UFC 194 December 12th at the MGM in Las Vegas.
The date was originally rumoured to be December 5th at either the MGM or the AT&T Stadium with also Ronda Rousey vs Cris Cyborg being a possible fight but Dana White confirmed this to be untrue.
Aldo vs McGregor was originally set for UFC 189 this past July, but Aldo was out with a rib injury just a mere week before the fight was scheduled. The show went on with an interim title being created and Team Alpha Male’s Chad Mendes stepped in as a replacement for the injured Aldo.
UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo has a MMA record of 25-1 and has not lost since 2005. Aldo holds notable wins over Urijah Faber, Mark Hominick, Kenny Florian, Ricardo Lamas and Frankie Edgar just to name a few. Aldo’s most recent win was over Chad Mendes via unanimous decision at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October 2014.
Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has a MMA record of 18-2 and has won all of his six UFC fights. McGregor holds notable wins over Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver. McGregor’s most recent win was over Chad Mendes via TKO punches in Round 2 at UFC 189 this past July.
It has also been confirmed that Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate will not be on this card.