Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar on Feb. 2 at UFC 156.

UFC officials announced the booking during Tuesday night’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV. UFC 156 will serve as the promotion’s traditional Super Bowl card and takes place in Las Vegas, though an official venue has yet to be announced.

Aldo and Edgar were initially expected to square off in the UFC 153 headliner on Oct. 13, but lingering injuries from Aldo’s September motorcycle accident forced him to withdraw from the show, prompting the UFC to book a replacement main event between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar.

Aldo, 26, currently rides a 14-fight winning streak and has earned 11 straight victories since entering the Zuffa fold in 2008. “Scarface” fought twice last year, making his Octagon debut by outpointing Mark Hominick at UFC 129 before doing the same to ex-lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian at UFC 136. Aldo last competed on Jan. 14 at UFC 142, knocking out Team Alpha Male standout Chad Mendes at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Edgar recently suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. “The Answer” first dropped his lightweight title to Benson Henderson in February at UFC 144 and was then bested in a hard-fought rematch on Aug. 11 at UFC 150. Edgar captured the 155-pound title in 2010 by outpointing B.J. Penn and went on to defend the strap successfully against Penn and Gray Maynard before relinquishing the belt to Henderson.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Korean Zombie headlines UFC return to Houston

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC’s Super Bowl weekend event in Houston on Feb. 4 will be an explosive one, with the return of a featherweight superstar highlighting the card at Toyota Center. read news >>

On the Rise: Albany Edition

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

This weekend, the organization is going back-to-back with events on Friday and Saturday night, beginning in Albany, New York and then returning to Toronto, Canada. Here are three to watch Friday nigh read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena headlines UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

A key matchup that could very well determine the next contender for the UFC women’s bantamweight title has been booked for January.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Death or Glory, It's Just Another Story for Badr Hari | FIGHTLAND

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

Photos via facebook/Badr Hari It’s death or glory this weekend for big bad Badr Hari. The 6’ 6” Sasquatch of kickboxing is up against reigning heavyweight champ and fellow Dutchman Rico Verhoeven for read news >>

CES MMA 41 set for January in Rhode Island, featherweight champ Matt Bessette headlines

  • 13 hours ago
  • 3 views

CES MMA’s 2017 calendar kicks off on Jan. 27 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

Jordan Johnson Plans to Take Title at Final RFA Event, Make the Jump to UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 hours ago
  • 3 views

Undefeated Jordan Johnson headlines the final RFA event, looking for a championship and a springboard to the UFC. read news >>

Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez Accidentally Swap Belts at UFC 205 Presser

  • 29 days ago
  • 17 views

Conor McGregor generated plenty of headlines during the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference Thursday with his wacky antics and Smokin' Joe Frazier-inspired outfit. The back-and-forth that got the most read news >>

Paradise Warrior Retreat Heads to The Big Apple | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

The world famous Paradise Warrior Retreat heads to New York City for the historic UFC 205 weekend, with Rafael dos Anjos, Alan Jouban, Valentina Shevchenko and more. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 99 and 100 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

  • 21 days ago
  • 29 views

The UFC is prepped for a busy Saturday this weekend, with a pair of shows happening on two continents. UFC Fight Night 99, hosted by Northern Ireland, will start things off in the afternoon (12:15 p. read news >>

5 reasons to watch Saturday's Bellator 165, including what's possibly the weekend's best fight

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

Bellator keeps up its busy end-of-year schedule by going head-to-head with the UFC on Saturday for Bellator 165, and the promotion just might have a chance to pull in some decent ratings with these f read news >>