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Jose Aldo Replaces Frankie Edgar, Meets Max Holloway For Title

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Jose Aldo will get the chance to reclaim his UFC featherweight title, as the Brazilian steps in to meet Max Holloway at UFC 218.

Aldo, a former champion in the division, replaces Frankie Edgar after “The Answer” was forced out with an injury.

Holloway previously unified the belts with a victory over Aldo.

UFC 218 takes place December 2 from Detroit and the Little Caesars Arena. Aldo was booked to face Ricardo Lamas in a rematch later this year.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway (c) vs. Jose Aldo

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder

Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros

Lightweight: David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose

Strawweight: Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:15 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Jeremy Kimball

Strawweight: Angela Magana vs. Amanda Cooper

Heavyweight: Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder