Henry Cejudo is set to make the first defense of his UFC Bantamweight title former UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The fight will take place at UFC 250 on May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
UFC President Dana White announced this fight to ESPN, the official broadcast partner of the UFC.
“Breaking: UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo), aka Triple C, will defend his title against featherweight GOAT Jose Aldo (@josealdojunior) at UFC 250 on May 19 in São Paulo, Brazil, per Dana White and additional sources.”
While Jose Aldo is definitely one of the best fighters of all time, him getting a title shot against Henry Cejudo is going to cause some controversy.
Aldo had his first Bantamweight fight at UFC 245 in late 2019. He lost the fight by a controversial decision to another Bantamweight title contender in Marlon Moraes. Jose Aldo’s official record at Bantamweight is 0-1, hardly the type of record that usually earns a fighter a title shot. Before his bantamweight debut, Aldo lost a decision to current Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. In the fights prior, Aldo had back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano.
On the other hand, Henry Cejudo hasn’t fought since June of 2019, in a fight that seen him beat Marlon Moraes by TKO to capture the vacant UFC Bantamweight belt. Cejudo still held the UFC Flyweight title at the time, so the win made him a 2-division UFC champion. He has since been stripped of the Flyweight title due to inactivity.
Prior to capturing the Bantamweight title with his win over Moraes, Henry Cejudo defended his UFC flyweight title with a 1st-round destruction of the former UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Before that win, Cejudo had won a razor-thin decision over MMA legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 24th February, 2020.