Former featherweight UFC champion Jose Aldo is all set to face off against Jeremy Stephens again, but this time inside the boxing ring. The pair fought for the first time nearly five-years ago in an entertaining scrap inside the Octagon.
Jorge Masvidal announced during his appearance on The MMA Hour that both UFC veterans will be taking part in his upcoming Gamebred Boxing 4 event on April 1 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“Jose fu**ing Aldo. The WEC champion. One of the greatest or the greatest featherweight ever in UFC history, WEC history. What this guy has done in the sport, I mean, I don’t need to tell you man. This guys is fu**ing an animal, I’ve always wanted to see him box.”
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Their first fight was Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 on UFC on Fox, where the former featherweight champion defeated “Lil Heathen” by TKO at 4:19 of the opening frame. He received a post-fight bonus for Performance of the Night thanks to the TKO as well.
Both athletes just suffered defeats in their most recent MMA fights. At PFL 10, Natan Schulte submitted Stephens, while the Brazilian was defeated by Merab Dvalishvili in a unanimous decision at UFC 278.
Gamebred Boxing 4
- Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr.
- Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Pearl Gonzalez vs. Gina Mazany
- Paul Daley vs. Anthony Taylor
- Devin Cushing vs. Damian Marciano
- Dillon Klecker vs. Josh Burns
- Bi Nguyen vs. TBD