Jose Aldo takes on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265

The veteran UFC contenders will face each other soon at UFC 265.

MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the match that Jose Aldo (29-7) will fight Pedro Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC) in a bantamweight contest at the upcoming UFC pay-per-view event. August 7. The location of the event remains to be determined. The match was first reported by Combat.

Aldo, a former UFC featherweight champion, recently snapped a three-fight slippage when he defeated Marlon Vera by unanimous decision last December. “Junior” was 0-2 at 135 pounds so far, with losses to Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan; the last fight was for a vacant bantamweight title.

Munhoz also scored an important victory in his last outing at a Fight Night event in February, when he claimed a unanimous decision victory in a rematch against Jimmie Rivera. He had entered that fight with consecutive decision losses to Frankie Edgar and Aljamain Sterling, but overall he has won eight of his last 11 fights.

A headliner has not been announced for UFC 265. A championship fight is set to take place on the map with two-division champion Amanda Nunes defending her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena.

Alexander K. Lee contributed to this report.




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