Earlier today sources associated with both Jose Aldo and Josh Grispi confirmed that Aldo will indeed by defending his featherweight belt title. The bout is rumored to be the co-main event at UFC 125, since it has ALSO been rumored that the existing co-main event between Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson has been scrapped altogether. (Shane Carwin was forced to pull out of the bout due to a back injury.)
Yesterday, the UFC had announced that Aldo for sure would be defending his title at UFC 125, and most assumed it would be against Mark Hominick. Hominick was unfortunately injured and could not accept the bout, which is where Grispi came in. Grispi was due to fight on November 11th at a WEC event against Eric Koch, but was removed so he could train for his bout in January.
Grispi currently holds a 14-1 record, with a untainted 4-0 record for his WEC career.
Jose Aldo holds an impressive 18-1 record and a perfect WEC record of 8-0.
The bout is scheduled to take place on January 1st, with current UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar defending his title against Gray Maynard, who happens holds the only victory over “The Answer.”