Jose Aldo’s UFC debut has once again been set. Octagon president Dana White confirmed the Brazilian will break in his freshly minted featherweight title at UFC 129 in Toronto.
The question is, who will be his dancing partner on April 30th?
“If Mark Hominick wins this fight, he gets a shot at the title with Aldo, and that will be in Toronto,” White said during Tuesday’s blockbuster conference call.
First things first, as the Canadian has to get past George Roop at “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2″ to secure his No. 1 contender spot. That’s why Hominick isn’t about to look past his January 22nd nemesis.
“I know [Dana] announced the news about Aldo in Toronto,” Hominick tweeted. “I am focused on next week and that is where I am leaving the issue.”
Coincidentally, Hominick was all but set to get his crack at the belt at UFC 125. Unfortunately for “The Machine,” an injury forced him off the card.
Aldo was subsequently pulled from the New Year’s Day card with a compacted vertebrae, which was causing tingling in his arms.
White did not mention what might be in store for Aldo should Hominick lose.
UFC 129 is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded cards of 2011, as welterweight king Georges St-Pierre is set to defend his crown against Jake Shields in the card’s featured contest.
Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture is also rumored to face Lyoto Machida in the Octagon’s first Toronto show.