The UFC is looking to book a matchup between bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and former featherweight champion Jose Aldo for UFC 250 on May 9. This was first reported by Combate on January 17. UFC 250 is set to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some people may recall Cejudo calling out Aldo in his unique way.
Cejudo is coming off of a phenomenal 2019 in the UFC. He defeated TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 143 on January 19, 2019, by knockout to retain the flyweight championship. Cejudo also defeated Marlon Moraes by TKO in the 3rd round to become the bantamweight championship at UFC 238 on June 8, 2019. Cejudo made history becoming the first UFC fighter to hold the flyweight and bantamweight championship simultaneously.
It was reported by BJPenn.com’s Cole Shelton and MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn that the UFC is going to strip Cejudo of the flyweight championship, allowing Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo to fight for the championship at UFC Fight Night 169 on February 29.
Aldo becoming the number one contender against Cejudo is interesting, because Aldo lost his last fight. Aldo lost to Morlan Moraes by split decision at UFC 245 on December 14, 2019. However, UFC President Dana White thought that Aldo won the fight and that Cejudo texted him after the fight to say that Aldo won the fight and he wants Aldo. Aldo will look to make history, becoming the first UFC fighter to have won the featherweight championship and the bantamweight championship.
Combate reports that both Cejudo and Aldo want to fight each other in Brazil, but it “Depend only on financial arrangements for the agreement to be closed.” It is also assumed by Combate that “The expectation is that again three cards will be made in the country(Brazil) this year.”