The July 21 event takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, and marks the promotion's inaugural trip to the Canadian city. Like several of the Las Vegas-based promotion's summer cards, UFC 149 saw its landscape changed when featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced to withdraw from his planned title defense against Erik Koch due to injury. Instead, the event will now showcase an interim bantamweight title showdown between ex- WEC featherweight belt holder Urijah Faber and highly regarded Brazilian Renan Barao.
After making a successful return to the Octagon on May 15 at UFC on Fuel TV 3, Rivera was expected to collide with Ken Stone last Friday at UFC on FX 4 as an injury replacement for Edwin Figueroa. Instead, Stone faced Dustin Pague, who stepped up on even shorter notice replace the injured “Cisco.” Rivera has won three straight bouts since an ill-fated two-fight stint under the Zuffa umbrella saw him receive his promotional walking papers one year ago.
Delorme, meanwhile was briefly linked to a showdown with Bibiano Fernandes at UFC 149 before it was learned that Fernandes had not actually signed with the UFC. Just once beaten as a professional, Delorme has yet to taste defeat in his Octagon career, submitting “TUF 14” cast mate Josh Ferguson with a rear-naked choke this past December before doing the same to Nick Denis in a come-from-behind victory at UFC on Fox 3 last month.view original article >>
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