CALGARY - Calgary's ever-changing UFC 149 card will still feature a championship fight -- it just won't be Jon 'Bones' Jones.
UFC president Dana White said he wanted to have Jones defend his light-heavyweight title against Dan Henderson on the July 21 card.
Jones’ camp has since said the champ will instead fight Henderson later in the summer.
White also said he had hoped to move featherweight champ Jose Aldo — originally slated as the Calgary headliner — to a card in Brazil.
QMI Agency sources confirm that Aldo will indeed remain as the headliner on Calgary’s UFC 149 and will take on Erik Koch.
Aldo — who is 21-1 and hasn’t lost a fight in nearly seven years — will take on the 23-year-old American for the featherweight belt.
Koch is a respectable 13-1 and is coming off a decision win over Jonathan Brookins.
The fight has not been officially announced by the UFC but both fighters have verbally agreed to the Cowtown tilt.
Aldo will not be the only Brazilian on the card with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua expected to take on Thiago Silva and Thiago Alves squaring off against Japan’s Yoshihiro Akiyama.
As earlier reported by QMI, Cheick Kongo will face Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a heavyweight tilt and MMA news site MMAJunkie is also reporting that Michael Bisping’s fight with Tim Boetsch has been moved from UFC 148 and will now also take place in Calgary.
The rest o the card for Calgary looks like this:
* Antonio Carvalho vs. George Roop
* Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
* Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen
* Court McGee vs. Nick Ring
Tickets for UFC 149 are expected to go on sale late next week.