153 main event dodged a bullet this past weekend when
featherweight champion Jose Aldo
emerged from a motorcycle accident without any serious
According to Brazilian media outlet Tatame.com, Aldo’s motorcycle was struck
by a car in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday as
the fighter was on his way home. The 25-year-old fighter reportedly
suffered minor scratches and a swollen foot but will still be able
to defend his 145-pound title against Frankie
Edgar on Oct. 13 at Rio’s HSBC Arena.
Nova Uniao coach Andre
Pederneiras told Tatame that he has forbidden Aldo to ride his
motorcycle in the future.
Following an eight-fight unbeaten run in World Extreme
Cagefighting, Aldo made his Octagon debut at UFC 129, earning a
five-round verdict over Mark
Hominick. He followed that performance with another decision
win against Kenny
Florian at UFC 136 before knocking out Chad Mendes
with a knee in the opening round of their January encounter.
“Scarface” has lost just once in 22 professional appearances, with
15 of his victories coming via knockout or submission.