It’s long been rumoured and now it’s official.
UFC 250 will see UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo defend his gold against former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
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. pic.twitter.com/PkYq4Xy4oS
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 24, 2020
First reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the fight will take place on 9th May in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This will be Cejudo’s first defence of his belt at 125 pounds.
Cejudo defeated Brazil’s Marlon Moraes to earn the vacant title in June 2019.
Strangely, Aldo lost his bantamweight debut against the aforementioned Moraes last December. However, was clearly deemed to be unlucky in being on the losing side of a split decision.
Aldo has lost five of his last eight fights.