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Aldo-McGregor title unification set for Dec 12 in Las Vegas




It’s official, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-1) and interim featherweight title holder Conor McGregor (18-2) will compete in a title unification bout on December 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was originally thought that the fight would headline UFC 194 at AT&T Stadium on December 5th with Ronda Rousey versus Miesha Tate III serving as the co-headliner.

Yahoo! Sports has confirmed that those plans were shot down, according to UFC President Dana White and UFC 194 will now be moved back a week with Aldo-McGregor remaining as the event headliner and Rousey-Tate III being moved to another card entirely. White also went on to say that the MGM Grand worked “long and hard” to make the Aldo-McGregor fight happen; an Andrea Bocelli concert scheduled for the 5th of December at the same venue was one of the main reasons for the move with the promotion not willing to put a fight of this stature inside of the much smaller MGM resorts owned and operated Mandalay Bay Events Center on the same strip.

As for the rumors of Cris “Cyborg” Justino taking on Rousey in December for her women’s bantamweight championship – they just simply aren’t true according to White. Justino will still have to make the weight and compete at 135 lbs before she takes on Rousey for the world title, the third title fight with Tate is still the plan moving forward. Expect a date and location to be announced for that fight soon.


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