MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo of Brazil will defend his belt against former lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar at UFC 156 in February 2013.
The UFC confirmed on their website that the Aldo-Edgar “superfight” will happen on February 2 in Las Vegas.
Edgar was supposed to challenge Aldo for the belt at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro last October 13, but the Brazilian champion pulled out due to a foot injury.
Edgar, the former lightweight champion, moved down to featherweight after consecutive losses to Benson Henderson.
Meanwhile, Aldo will be fighting for the first time since January 2011, when he successfully defended his title against Chad Mendez at UFC 142, which also took place in Rio de Janeiro.