A featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Conor McGregor has been scheduled as the main event for UFC 194 at MGM Grand on Dec. 12, sources close to the organization
confirmed on Monday.
|UFC president Dana White previously said the bout was being considered to headline an event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Dec. 5 with a women’s bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate and Ronda
Rousey as the co-headliner.
That event won’t happen. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.
Rousey is now expected to headline a separate event. White announced Monday her next fight would be in Las Vegas, where a Jan. 2 card has been scheduled. Rousey has not yet been confirmed as part of that
Aldo had been scheduled to defend his belt against McGregor last month, but was forced to pull out of the fight with a rib injury.
McGregor instead fought Chad Mendes for the interim title and won the belt with a second-round knockout.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is unavailable on Dec. 5 due to an Andrea Bocelli concert, prompting the move back a week.