Jose Aldo returns to action under the UFC banner at the upcoming UFC 237 pay-per-view event. The former UFC featherweight champion is slated to take on No. 4-ranked contender Alexander Volkanovski, according to Jake Nichols of The Body Lock MMA
Aldo TKO’d Renato Moicano in the second-round of their co-headlining bout. This fight went down at the UFC on ESPN+ 2 show in Fortaleza, Brazil at Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste. It marked the most recent fight that Aldo took part in.
On the flip side, Volkanovski as won six straight fights since joining the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2016. He’s become one of the hottest prospects in the featherweight division and with a win over Aldo, could be closer to a title shot.
In his latest fight, he scored a knockout win over former featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes at UFC 232. This marked the biggest win thus far in his pro-MMA career.
The UFC 237 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET and the the UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass.
The promotion will be announcing more bouts for this show in the coming weeks. Here’s the updated card: UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout:
Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade
Featherweight bout: José Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Light heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana
Middleweight bout: Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier
Women’s Flyweight bout: Wu Yanan vs. Luana Carolina
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Talita Bernardo
Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli