As we speculated earlier in the week featherweight champion Jose Aldo is being lined up to make his debut in Toronto for UFC 129.
“If Mark Hominick wins this fight, he gets a shot at the title with Aldo, and that will be in Toronto,” Dana White revealed at the UFC Fight For The Troops 2 conference call yesterday.
The fight he’s referring to is Hominick’s own UFC debut at the January 22nd event in which he’ll face George Roop.
A win would leave the Canadian five fights unbeaten, and set him up for the title shot on his home turf on April 30th.
“I know [Dana] announced the news about Aldo in Toronto,” Hominick noted on Twitter. “I am focused on next week and that is where I am leaving the issue.”
If he loses then White admits that he doesn’t have an immediate back-up plan and they’ll have to go back to the drawing board.
Either way it appears that Canadian fans can look forward to two title fights at the event, with Georges St.Pierre Vs Jake Shields already in place as the headline attraction, while there’s also a star studded light-heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Randy Couture to look forward to.