With the announcement of the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch being moved to Las Vegas, NV for UFC 146, UFC 145: Brazil has lost its luster, yet hopes of a power line-up are not lost. Jose Aldo is now set to join the card and defend his belt against a to be determined opponent. The Wanderlei Silva vs. Vitor Belfort fight will remain on the card as well, along with the tournament finals of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil, and a previously planned match up of Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow.
With the announcement of shifting Aldo from his originally planned card of UFC 149, there is now a need for a new main event. Luckily, Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones likes to fight often, because he is now expected to be facing number one contender Dan Henderson in Canada at UFC 149. That fight will surely fill the hole left by Aldo’s exit.
It seems everyday leads to more shakeups on more cards. If it is not failed drug test, then it’s a UN meeting. Hopefully this is the last we see of major shifts. The more the UFC continues to have to shift fights, the more money they lose in marketing and the more the fans start to wonder if the fight they really want to see will in fact remain on a card.