Today, the UFC held a brief press conference to officially announce Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch for the main event of UFC 149. UFC 149 will take place on July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, marking the first time that the promotion has held an event in the province.
UFC’s director of Canadian operations Tom Wright oversaw the presser, and was joined by Aldo and Koch on the panel.
-Aldo is excited to fight in Canada for the second time, says he was very impressed with the country and the audience.
-“When I got the call, I’ll tell you, I walked straight into my living room, dropped to my knees and screamed at the top of my lungs. I was so excited.” – Koch on getting the title shot.
-Koch is excited to “break ground” by fighting on the first Calgary fight card and challenging for the title.
-Aldo isn’t worried about the elevation, he’s fought at higher places and he likes the challenge. Koch shares his sentiment, “We’re fighters, we train for this.”
-Aldo is very excited to “conquer the hearts” of the Canadian fans.