Updated 01:15 AM EDT, Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor in UFC 194 set for Dec. 12

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The title unification bout for the Undisputed UFC Featherweight Championship is finally set for UFC 194 on Dec.12 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as announced by Dana White on Yahoo. Current champion Jose "Scarface" Aldo will face rival and interim Champion, Conor McGregor.

White also said that the original date for the fight was Dec. 5 but was moved to the 12th because Andrea Bocelli is performing at the MGM Grand Arena. He also said that one of the options was to hold the fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

In a report by MMA Junkie, the two fighters were previously set to clash July 11 but two weeks before the fight, Aldo suffered a rib fracture and pulled out of the bout. McGregor instead fought for the interim belt against Chad Mendes in which he won.

According to FoxSports, "Notorious" Conor McGregor is a superstar and the new face of the UFC along with "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey. Which he proved in his win against Mendes, one of the elite fighters of the division.

People either love McGregor because he's entertaining or hate him because he's a trash talking, over confident, loudmouth Irishman. His drawing power is unparalleled. Whether in an interview, during training, weigh ins, or fights, people want to see him.

He can talk and sell a fight. He has swagger that only a handful of athletes have. He is the superstar that the UFC needs, as the likes of Anderson Silva, George St. Pierre, and Jon Jones are gone.

In the latest UFC rankings, Jose Aldo is still the number one pound for pound fighter in the world and the number one in the  featherweight division. Aldo had been the featherweight champion since 2009 in the WEC before being promoted to the UFC.

"Scarface" has only been defeated once in his entire career according to his UFC profile. He has defended his UFC title seven times. He is entering the fight with McGregor with an 18-fight winning streak, nine of which are by knockouts.

In a separate report by FoxSports, the third fight between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate was originally scheduled for this card but will be moved to a different one in 2016.

White said on Yahoo, "That fight isn't going to be on the [Aldo-McGregor] card, for sure. If we were going to go to Dallas Cowboys Stadium, that's another story, but the MGM really wanted the fight and they made a huge effort for it and they got it. And it works out better for us to be in Las Vegas."

UFC 194 is already touted as the biggest card of the year. Aldo and McGregor are expected to receive their highest payday and the right to be called The Undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion of the World.

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