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Jose Aldo Recovering After Passing Kidney Stone, UFC 179 Title Fight Still On

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hospitalized over the weekend due to kidney stones, according to a report by Combate, a Brazilian news outlet.

Aldo, though, remains on scheduled for an October 25 rematch with Chad Mendes in Brazil at UFC 179. Andre Pederneiras, manager for Aldo, reported that all was resolved.

“Aldo has this renal calculi issue since he was 16 years old. After his fight against ‘Korean Zombie,’ he also expelled a stone. Same thing last week,” Pederneiras said. “It started with a little pain, he was then hospitalized, took some serum and anti-inflammatory, and then he expelled the stone.”

Aldo (24-1) recently turned 28 years old and will be looking to make his seventh title defense vs. Mendes, who he finished back in 2012. The Brazilian also holds wins over Ricardo Lamas, Chan Sung Jung, Frankie Edgar, Kenny Florian and Mark Hominick.

Mendes (16-1) is on a five-fight win streak that includes four finishes. He hasn’t lost since the Aldo defeat.