UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been forced out of a planned UFC 149 main event with Erik Koch. In place of Aldo-Koch will be a battle for the UFC interim bantamweight title between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, UFC officials confirmed.
It remains to be seen if Koch will be given a new fight. UFC 149 takes place July 21 from Canada.
The event already lost Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, as he has been moved to UFC on FOX 4.
Faber and Barao will be shifted from UFC 148 to take the headline spot at UFC 149. The bout is taking place because Dominick Cruz suffered a knee injury and cannot make a title defense against Faber.