Featherweight title on line at July 21 card in Calgary
Tickets for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Canada go on sale this week.
UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. The pay-per-view will be the UFC’s first visit to Calgary, Canada’s third largest city. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and top contender Erik Koch.
Tickets are available Thursday at noon Eastern for members of the UFC Fight Club. On Friday, subscribers to the UFC’s e-mail newsletter can purchase tickets starting at noon Eastern. And the general public gets its first purchasing opportunity on Saturday at noon. Tickets are available to the public through Ticketmaster and at the Saddledome box office. Fight Club members can purchase tickets at ufcfightclub.com.
Along with the Aldo-Koch title fight, UFC 149 features the return of two former champions. Former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fights for the first time since his UFC 139 five-round war against Dan Henderson when he takes on Thiago Silva. And former interim heavyweight champion and Pride legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fights for the first time since Frank Mir broke his arm at UFC 140 when he faces Cheick Kongo. Also on the main card, Michael Bisping, winner of Season 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” meets fellow middleweight contender Tim Boetsch.