UFC 245: Jose Aldo drops to bantamweight to face Marlon Moraes
Aldo, 33, defended the featherweight crown seven times from April 2011 – December 2015 but fell short twice trying to recapture it from current champ Max Holloway in 2017. He should have an easier time of making weight for the contest.
Meanwhile, Moraes, 31, lost to bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo at UFC 238 in June, snapping a four fight win streak.
I’m hearing that Jose Aldo is moving down to 135 lb he is a legend and deserves a big fight… @mmarlonmoraes is number one and ready for the challenge .. nothing but a lot respect for Aldo and his amazing team. 🥋🥋🥋 pic.twitter.com/nqIJz4Xivh
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) September 22, 2019
UFC 245 is scheduled for Dec. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Current bouts include:
Jose Aldo (28-5-0) vs. Marlon Moraes (22-6-1)
Petr Yan (13-1-0) vs. Urijah Faber (35-10-0)
Kamaru Usman (15-1-0) vs. Colby Covington (15-1-0)
Max Holloway (21-4-0) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (20-1-0)
Amanda Nunes (18-4-0) vs. Germaine de Randamie (9-3-0)
Robbie Lawler (28-14-0) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3-0)
Sergio Pettis (18-5-0) vs. Kai Kara-France (20-7-0)
Punahele Soriano (6-0-0) vs. Oskar Piechota (11-2-1)
Matt Brown (21-16-0) vs. Ben Saunders (22-12-2)
Jessica Eye (14-7-0) vs. Viviane Arajuo (8-1-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.