Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo and dangerous knockout artist Jeremy Stephens on board with fighting each other, but it will happen a bit later than originally expected.
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) March 9, 2018
According to Sport TV and CanalCombat reporter Ana Hissa, Aldo has been offered a fight with Stephens. The fight is being targetted for UFC Fight Night 132 from Singapore on June 23rd.
Aldo diz que foi oferecido e aceitou luta contra Jeremy Stephens em Singapura no dia 23 de junho, só falta oficializar.
— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) March 18, 2018
Initially, Aldo said he was looking a fight at home country Rio de Janeiro, which hosts UFC 224 on May 12, but that card already has been booked with great fights.
Aldo is currently trying to be decisive about getting back to his former featherweight title. Despite being the greatest featherweight in UFC history, has suffered back to back recent losses to champ Max Holloway, he knows he’s not going to get another shot until something changes at the top of the division. That’s why he accepted a fight with Stephens.
Stephens is currently riding an impressive three-fight streak defeated Gilbert Melendez, and prospects Doo Ho Choi and Josh Emmett.
There’s no confirmation yet, it seems likely that Stephens vs. Aldo bout could serve as the UFC Singapore headliner. Moreover, the city and location haven’t been announced yet.
Stay tuned for more details on this targeted bout!