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Anthony Pettis Finishing Jose Aldo Early

Anthony Pettis isn’t waiting for the championship rounds when he meets Jose Aldo over the featherweight title.

“One of us is going to finish,” said Pettis to Rebellion Media. “Both of us come hard. He dies out in the later rounds but I’m coming hard right away. I’m not trying to get him tired or coast him out. We’re both going to come in there and going to strike.”

Following back-to-back first round Knockout of the Night honors in the lightweight division, Pettis became the No. 1 contender. He opted for a cut in weight to avoid any downtime, but plans to return to the lightweight division rather soon.

Aldo made his sixth title defense with a win over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in February.

The featherweight title headlines UFC 163 on August 3 from the HSBC Arena in Brazil.