Be on the lookout for some devastating kicks from Jose Aldo as he’s been training with K-1 legend Andy Souwer in preparation for his meeting with Anthony Pettis.
“Andy Souwer is a great friend and a spectacular fighter,” said Aldo to TATAME. “He always helped me a lot and I’m always happy with these workouts. It was very useful the first time. I’m sure it’ll show weapons that Pettis does not expect to see.”
Souwer is 147-17 in his 15 year kickboxing career. He’ll look for his first win since suffering two consecutive losses later in the year.
Pettis surprised some, declaring that he wasn’t waiting for a lightweight title shot and would make the drop to featherweight. After some hesitation, Aldo gave in and accepted the fight.
Aldo has held the belt since 2009 with six defenses. Pettis owns back-to-back Knockout of the Night honors for round one stoppages.
The featherweight championship headlines UFC 163. That is August 3 from the HSBC Arena in Brazil.