WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo announced via his Twitter page that he will be making his return to the cage this January to defend his 145 lbs. title and that he will likely be taking on either Josh Grispi or Mark Hominick in that contest.
Aldo most recently defended his belt this September 30th against Manny Gamburyan, knocking out the Armenian powerhouse in the opening minutes of round 2. The Brazilian dynamo is undefeated in the WEC and only one of his fights has seen the distance (a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber) with the rest of his bouts ending in KO or TKO. Aldo’s January fight will mark his third title defense.
Josh Grispi is another featherweight who is undefeated in the WEC; owning wins over Hominick (submission), Micah Miller (TKO), Jens Pulver (submission), and LC Davis (submission). His overall MMA record is 14-1 and he is currently scheduled to fight Eric Koch this November 11th at WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki.
Canadian striker Mark Hominick is still basking in the glow of a recent victory over Leonard Garcia (unjustly scored a split decision) that saw him employ disciplined and technical striking to completely outclass Garcia. Hominick is currently on a four-fight winning streak, having defeated Savant Young, Brian Carraway, Yves Jabouin, and Garcia since losing to Grispi back in 2008.