According to a Feb. 2 post from MMA Weekly, hard-hitting UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1) will likely to take on UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (17-2) in a 155-pound UFC superfight sometime before the end of the year.
Following Aldo's win over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, he immediately turned his attention to Pettis.
“We’re ready to fight, so let’s get this fight.”
UFC President Dana White said at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference that he likes the idea of Pettis vs Aldo at 155 pounds.
“I’ve been talking about that fight. I like that fight. I like Jose at 155,” White said. “I think the weight cut’s much easier for him. But again, I’ll throw it back at him. At the end of the day, if he wants, he’s the king at 145. If he wants to move to 155, I think it’s a huge fight with Pettis. It doesn’t suck.”
White says Aldo will likely vacate the UFC's 145-pound title to move up for a fight against Pettis.
If he should lose to Pettis, he could then move back down to challenge for the 145-pound belt.
“He’ll vacate the title, move up to 155, and fight for the title,” White said of Aldo. “If he doesn’t win the title at 155, he can go back and challenge for the 145-pound title if he wanted to do that, or if he wins the 155-pound title and two other guys would fight for the 145-pound title.”
Pettis, who is sidelined due to injury until at least the end of the summer, is on a four-fight win streak. Aldo, 27, hasn't lost since 2005.