RIO DE JANEIRO — Jose Aldo has a date for his return to the Octagon.
Max Holloway won the interim featherweight championship with a win over Anthony Pettis Saturday night in Toronto, Canada, and called out UFC featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo for a clash at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11.
Speaking with the media in Brazil on Monday, Aldo confirmed that it’s done deal.
“He’s saying ‘where's Aldo?’, you have to talk to the UFC,” Aldo said. “About the fight in February, I already knew that, I only didn't know who I would fight. It was between him and Pettis, whoever won the fight. It’s not something new. This fight will happen on Feb. 11.”
Aldo (26-2) last fought in July, defeating Frankie Edgar to win the interim championship. The interim tag was removed prior to UFC 206, when the promotion decided to make Holloway vs. Pettis for the interim belt.
Holloway (17-3) scored his 10th straight with the TKO stoppage over Pettis at UFC 206. His last loss was a unanimous decision defeat to Conor McGregor in 2013.