Anthony Pettis threw Jose Aldo for a loop when he opted to become a featherweight and not wait for a lightweight title shot. At first, Aldo refused the fight before giving in. When all is said and done, Aldo plans to show Pettis that featherweight is his domain.
“I will prove that he had better have stayed at lightweight and not down here,” said Aldo to TATAME. “After the fight, he will regret having fallen.”
Pettis enters the title shot off back-to-back Knockout of the Night honors. He is a former WEC lightweight champion.
Aldo is 22-1 with that loss being seven years old. He has defended the belt six times, with fights out of the WEC and UFC. He defeated former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar earlier this year.
They headline UFC 163 on August 3. It’s out of Brazil’s HSBC Arena.