This weekend José Aldo puts his featherweight championship up for grabs against Frankie Edgar, who is making the cut from lightweight. Former Strikeforce and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson gave his thoughts on who leaves with the strap.
“I think that’s a tough one to call,” said Henderson to MMA Interviews. “Frankie Edgar is going to be in shape and goes. José Aldo is very talented and is better. Cardio is going to play a little bit of a factor. You never know how much. The little guys going to win.”
Aldo has racked up 11 wins between the WEC and UFC. He finished Chad Mendes in the first round almost a year ago. Edgar lost his lightweight championship and rematch in 2012. After being hounded, he gave in and made the drop in weight class.
The fight was originally set for UFC 153 in October, but Aldo went down after a motorcycle accident a month out.
Aldo vs. Edgar headlines UFC 156 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The card is this Saturday, February 2.