JOSE ALDO TO RETURN IN DECEMBER

Former Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is set to return to the octagon this December as UFC announce several additions to the planned event for December.


The event is slated for December 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to reports.

The fight at Bell MTS Place would see Aldo (26-3) clashing with Ricardo Lamas. Aldo last fought in June where he lost his title in the 145 division to Max Holloway. Aldo is expected to see off Lamas who would be seeking to prove a point as well.

Aldo is still one of the top rated pound for pound fighters in the sport. Before he lost his title to UFC star Conor McGregor in 2015, he went unbeaten for almost a decade. His loss to the Irishman was embarrassing as the fight lasted barely 13 seconds before he was knocked out.

The 31-year old earlier defended his title in the featherweight championship seven times. He is an experienced fighter who is seeking to give his illustrious career a befitting end.

Following the loss to McGregor, he defeated Frankie Edgar midlast year to reclaim his title before losing it again to Holloway at UFC 212. When the Brazilian met with Lamas (18-5) back in 2014, he defeated him in five rounds. Aldo would be seeking an outright victory to get another shot at the title.

At the same Winnipeg event, Mike Perry (11-1) would fight Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3). The UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight on TSN. White said the winner of the headline fight between Rafael dos Anjos (27-9) and Robbie Lawler (28-11) would face the champ Tyron Woodley at a later date.