Jose Aldo next fight: Former UFC featherweight champion to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo, the once long-time UFC featherweight champion, is finally close to returning to the Octagon for the first time in over six months, according to multiple sources. 

The UFC is putting the finishing touches to a bantamweight matchup between Aldo and Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on August 17, per sources. The bout will consist of three rounds. News of the fight was first reported by Combate

Contracts have not been signed, but the 135-pound contest is expected to become official in the next couple of days. The UFC has not yet announced a location for this event.

Aldo (29-7), a former WEC featherweight champion, is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 183 in December 2020.

The much-needed result snapped a three-fight losing streak for the man who is considered by many to be one of the greatest featherweights of all-time. The Brazilian fighter is 11-6 overall in the UFC. 

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As for Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC), the 34-year-old avenged his defeat to Jimmie Riveira in his most recent fight to snap a two-fight skid.

Not only does 'The Young Punisher' have one of the best nicknames on the roster, he also owns stoppage wins over the likes of Rob Font, Cody Garbrandt and Bryan Caraway. He is 9-5, 1 NC overall in the UFC. 

UFC two-weight world champion Amanda Nunes is also set to defend her title against Julianna Pena on the same card. 

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