Monday, November 28, 2022

Nelson Off UFC 125 Card, Aldo-Grispi Title Fight Officially Added

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

You can officially pencil in Jose Aldo vs. Josh Grispi for the first-ever UFC featherweight title fight at the UFC 125 pay-per view event in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 1.

The bout will serve as the first championship fight to come out of the recent UFC/WEC meger that was revealed by company president Dana White earlier this week.

Aldo-Grispi will co-headline the 1/1 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena along with the Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard rematch for the UFC lightweight title.

With the addition of Aldo-Grispi comes the removal of “Big Country” Roy Nelson from the scheduled card. Nelson was originally slated to fight recent heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin. Carwin was forced to pull out due to injury, and with the unfortunate timing, Nelson has been removed from the lineup altogether.

Also official for the UFC 125 show is the exciting lightweight battle of Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi.

UFC 125 emanates from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 1.

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