The Former Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Officially Set To Fight #4 145-Pound Contender Alexander Volkanovski At UFC 237
Earlier in January Jose Aldo said he wants to fight three more times in his native country of Brazil and then hang his gloves for good by end of 2019.
Aldo later met Renato Moicano in the main event of UFC Fortaleza, and won the clash via second-round TKO. After his victory over Moicano, Aldo received a callout from Alexander Volkanovski, but he looked surprised and only said “sorry”.
Aldo’s coach and manager Andre Pederneiras later said he was highly interested in the match between Jose Aldo and Alexander Volkanovski. It seems his wish came true!
Jose Aldo, the former WEC and UFC 145-pound title holder, is officially set to fight one of the best Australian fighters, Alexander Volkanovski, in a Featherweight bout at UFC 237. The event is slated for May 11, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The MMA reporter Farah Hannoun was the first to publish the news.
EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing a fight between Jose Aldo and Alex Volkanovski is in the works for #UFC237 in Rio, Brazil (May 4th)
— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) March 4, 2019
Alexander Volkanovski (19-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) is on a super-hot streak, with amazing 16 wins in a row. Volkanovski last fought at UFC 232, on December 29, 2018, where he sent Chad Mendes to the canvas after a brutal punch to the body.
Before that, “The Great” won 5 UFC matches against Darren Elkins, Jeremy Kennedy, Shane Young, Mizuto Hirota, and Yusuke Kazuya.
Jose Aldo (28-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) had ups and downs in his last 4 fights–2 wins and 2 losses. Before victory over Moicano, he stopped Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 30, on July 28, 2018.
But Aldo also lost two title matches to current Featherweight champion Max Holloway, at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017, and UFC 212, on June 3, 2017.
What do you think, who will win when Jose Aldo and Alexander Volkanovski cross their paths in Rio de Janeiro?