Jose Aldo To Challenge Henry Cejudo For Flyweight Belt At UFC 250

Henry Cejudo will attempt to make the first defence of his UFC Bantamweight Championship against Jose Aldo in May, as reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

The matchup is scheduled for pay-per-view event UFC 250, on May 9th, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Aldo’s last two fights were losses against Alexander Volkanovski and Marlon Moraes. The fight against Volkanovski was at featherweight.

Prior to his most recent fight, Aldo had fought at bantamweight for the majority of his career.

Cejudo earned the vacant bantamweight belt in June, stopping Marlon Moraes in the third round with strikes.

Cejudo was a champion in two-weight classes before, however he relinquished the belt in December. He won the flyweight title in 2018 after dethroning long-time division king Demetrious Johnson.

He went on to make on defence of the belt, stopping former champion T.J. Dillashaw within a minute with strikes.

Here’s the full card for UFC 250 so far:

Bout 6: Henry Cejudo (15-2) vs. Jose Aldo (28-6) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)

Bout 5: Fabricio Werdum (23-8-1) vs. Alexey Oleinik (58-13-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Mauricio Rua (26-11-1) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-9) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 3: Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Marion Reneau (9-5-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 2: Blagoy Ivanov (18-3) vs. Augusto Sakai (14-1-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Bethe Correia (11-4-1) vs. Pannie Kianzad (12-5) (Bantamweight)

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