Tonight, at UFC 169, Jose Aldo dominated Ricardo Lamas en route to his 6th straight UFC Featherweight title defense. Dana White announced post-fight that Aldo will be fighting Anthony Pettis for the 155 pound title next. At the post-fight press conference, White stated that Aldo would vacate his title and move up to Lightweight to contend against Pettis. If Aldo was to lose against Pettis, White would give him the option to go back down to 145 and fight for the Featherweight title again.
Pettis is still rehabbing his knee injury, and likely will not be ready until the UFC’s big fourth of July weekend show. Expect the superfight then, or sometime in the summer.
Obviously this is big news for contenders in the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions. It is now more than likely that Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes will battle for the vacant Featherweight title sometime in the near future. It is also likely that Benson Henderson, TJ Grant, and Nate Diaz will all have to fight again in order to get a crack at the 155 pound title.
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