After another extremely successful show in Brazil it looks like the UFC won’t be wasting any time before returning to the South American hub, targeting January 19 for an event likely to feature featherweight champion Jose Aldo putting his gold up for grabs against former lightweight title-holder Frankie Edgar. No city has been linked to the lineup.
The two were initially set to meet earlier this month at UFC 153 before Aldo suffered some minor injuries in a motorcycle accident and was forced to withdraw. He has gone on record as saying will be healthy enough to fight in January, adding weight to the likelihood of the rumored card materializing.
The UFC is fresh off an October 13 stop in Rio de Janeiro where middleweight king Anderson Silva stepped up to face Stephan Bonnar at 205 pounds despite only having a month to prepare for the match-up, stopping the Ultimate Fighter finalist with strikes in the opening round of their headlining rumble.
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