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UFC News: Jose Aldo set for Bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245

Soumik Datta
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:50 IST

Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo

According to a recent report from MMA Junkie, former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is all set to move a division down, as he prepares for his debut in the UFC Bantamweight Division against Marlon Moraes.

Jose Aldo's last fight in the UFC

Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo last stepped into the Octagon at UFC 237 against Alexander Volkanovski in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but ended up losing the bout via unanimous decision.

Prior to his defeat against Volkanovski, Aldo had beaten Renato Moicano and also secured a very impressive win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox; both wins earned him Performance of the Night honors.

Marlos Moraes' fights in 2019

In 2019, Marlon Moraes has competed twice inside the UFC Octagon and secured his first win of the year at UFC Fight Night 144 when he defeated Raphael Assuncao in the main event of the show via a guillotine choke submission.

At UFC 238, Moraes faced Henry Cejudo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship but ended up losing the fight via third-round TKO.

UFC 245: Jose Aldo vs Marlon Moraes

MMA Junkie's initial report suggested that Jose Aldo is finally all set to make his debut in the UFC Bantamweight Division against former title challenger Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 which is the final pay-per-view of the year for Dana White's promotion.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto has further confirmed that President Dana White himself has given the green light for the Bantamweight bout to take place in Las Vegas, and as per Aldo's lawyer Ana Guedes and Moraes' manager Ali Abdelaziz, a fight between the two men is definitely happening on the final pay-per-view of the year.


When is UFC 245?

UFC 245 is set to take place on the 14th of December, 2019 at Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

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Published 24 Oct 2019, 04:52 IST
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