With the WEC featherweight title retired in Thursday's UFC-WEC merger,
the UFC's first-ever featherweight championship fight will take place at
Featherweight contender Josh Grispi has been pulled
from a planned WEC 52 bout with Erik Koch in favor of a UFC 125 shot at
145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed with sources close to the
event that verbal agreements are in place for the contest, and bout
agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.