Though rumors early on were that Jose Aldo would move up or perhaps defend his title in a super fight against lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, it seems this will not be the case. Jose Aldo will look to defend his featherweight title against undefeated grappling stand-out, Chad “Money” Mendes at UFC in Brazil January 14. Title for the event is still yet to be announced.
Team Alpha Male’s Mendes will be looking to continue a 13 fight undefeated streak against the dominating champ. Mendes’ recent victories though all decisions have been over top talent Rani Yahya, Michihiro Omigawa, Javier Vazquez, and Cub Swanson.
Aldo will be looking to continue his own impressive 12 fight winstreak, undefeated since 2005. Aldo known for his highlight reel of flashy strikes fights out of the blackhouse gym aside unanimous top fighter in the world Anderson Silva.