After a bit of confusion, UFC 156 will take place February 2 live in Las Vegas. The UFC 156 fight card was originally planned for January, with UFC 157 originally expected for Super Bowl weekend, but it has now become clear that there will not be a January PPV this year. Headlining the card will be a featherweight title fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The UFC announced the move Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.”
The two were originally supposed to face off at UFC 153 before a motorcycle crash sidelined Aldo for the time being. Aldo was adamant about still wanting to face Edgar as soon as possible and with last night’s announcement, it appears he got his wish.
The card will likely house light heavyweight clash between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Rashad Evans as well. The bout had been previously announced when the card was expected to be UFC 157.
The February 2 date of the card would also seem to nix the hopes of a prospective matchup between welterweights Josh Koschek and Nick Diaz, as Diaz will be suspended until the fourth of February.