Jose Aldo. Photo courtesy of Built to Fight Industries.
Two additional co-headlining bouts have been officially announced for the UFC's inaugural foray into Toronto, Ontario, Canada for UFC 129 on April 30.
Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against fellow striker Mark Hominick and UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture returns to face Lyoto Machida in an intriguing light heavyweight bout.
The previously rumored matchups were posted on UFC.com today.
Aldo will return to action after suffering an injured cervicial disc prior to a scheduled title defense against Josh Grispi on January 1. His most recent title defense was a second-round knockout of "TUF 5" runner-up Manny Gamburyan.
Hominick secured his title shot with a devastating stoppage win over former training partner George Roop at UFC Fight for the Troops II last month.
After briefly announcing his retirement to focus on acting commitments, Couture appears in the cage riding a three-fight win streak that sports victories over Brandon Vera, Mark Coleman and James Toney.
His opponent, Machida, has fallen on hard times since winning the UFC light heavyweight title in May 2009. Machida suffered his professional loss via KO to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua last spring and then came out on the wrong end of a controversial split decision against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in November.
Georges St. Pierre will put his UFC welterweight title on the line against dangerous submission artist and pound-for-pound great Jake Shields in UFC 129'S main attraction.
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