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UFC champ Jose Aldo faces Frankie Edgar on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas


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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will meet former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (14-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) on Super Bowl weekend.

 

UFC officials announced on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" that the much-anticipated matchup will headline the UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card in Las Vegas.

 

The event, which serves as UFC 156, takes place Feb. 2 at a venue yet to be determined.

 

The UFC had held a Las Vegas pay-per-view event on the eve of the NFL's Super Bowl every year since 2004. All but one have taken place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, a 12,000-seat venue on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Aldo and Edgar were expected to meet in the headliner of UFC 153, which took place earlier this month in Brazil. However, an Aldo motorcycle accident forced a delay of the matchup, and Anderson Silva ended up facing Stephan Bonnar in the night's main event.

 

Aldo brings an impressive 14-fight win streak into the fight. He fought for the first time under the Zuffa banner in June 2008 under the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting banner. The Brazilian went 8-0 while fighting for the WEC and earned the promotion's 145-pound title with a November 2009 win over Mike Brown. He then defended the belt twice before the company's talent was shipped over to the UFC.

 

As the WEC's reigning title holder, Aldo was awarded the UFC's first-ever featherweight title before he ever fought in the octagon. He's since defended the belt against Chad Mendes, Kenny FLorian and Mark Hominick and remains the promotion's lone 145-pound champ to date.

 

Meanwhile, Edgar fights for the first time at 145-pounds after a 13-fight run in the octagon as a lightweight. "The Answer" earned the UFC's lightweight title with an April 2010 before ultimately surrendering it four fights later in a loss to Benson Henderson. Edgar also came up short in a rematch with Henderson, which prompted his move to featherweight.

 

The 31-year-old Edgar now looks to join Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as the only men to hold UFC championship belts in two different divisions.

 

MMAjunkie.com previously reported that UFC 156 would take place Jan. 19 in Brazil. While the UFC is still expected to hold an event in the South American country on that date, it will not serve as a numbered pay-per-view event.

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frankie "no KO power" edgar vs Jose "the dwarf" Aldo...

 

In my crystal ball i see 5 rounds of girly punches launched and hitting nothing. I see that none of the dwarves will ever be in any danger of being KOed or Submitted.. I also see judges falling asleep having to guess which fighter who won (which will lead to a SD)...

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frankie "no KO power" edgar vs Jose "the dwarf" Aldo...

 

In my crystal ball i see 5 rounds of girly punches launched and hitting nothing. I see that none of the dwarves will ever be in any danger of being KOed or Submitted.. I also see judges falling asleep having to guess which fighter who won (which will lead to a SD)...

 

this is either the worst attempt at trolling i have ever seen or you just passed zaksame as the biggest moron on this forum.

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this is either the worst attempt at trolling i have ever seen or you just passed zaksame as the biggest moron on this forum.

 

Edgars UFC record

9 Decisions

1 draw (decision)

1 KO

1 TKO (vs mark Bocek: which at the time had NO stand up skills)

1 SUb (vs Matt Veach: which was never UFC material)

 

 

Aldos UFC record

1 KO vs mendez (which has only beat 1 top fighter)

2 Decisions (vs good fighters)

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I still fail to see how this is a superfight.

 

As Buttons listed, Edgar is a decision fighter. He can be best remembered for tying up the lightweight title picture with stupid amounts of rematches for three years, suffering the worst scoring round in memory, and fighting for points with almost no finishing skill at all. Oh, and his UFC career began with one of the worst robberies ever.

 

And after he got run out of the Lightweight division and finally dropped to Featherweight now that division has really started to get some limelight and is fast-tracked a fight with Aldo just because Zuffa has tried to pump promotional juice into Edgar and wants to keep pushing him as if he's one of the best "pound for pound" guys?

 

It's not a superfight. If Edgar had gone from finishing Maynard and finished Bendo and maybe someone else and Aldo was stepping up in weight, this fight would be more important and possibly worthy of the "superfight" hype.

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