Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Featherweight champ Jose Aldo will now face his third former lightweight challenger as the UFC has revealed that Anthony Pettis has decided to drop down to featherweight and challenge the 145lbs kingpin in August. The news was announced by USA Today earlier today.  Aldo has been on a tear since entering the WEC, defending his WEC title twice and the UFC title four times including his most recent win over former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. Now Aldo will face the exciting striker Anthony Pettis in what should be an outstanding fight for the fans. Aldo has hinted at a potential move to 155lbs but considering his dominance at featherweight, there is no assurance that he will ever leave the division. Pettis is coming off two outstanding first round finishes over Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone which would have earned him a rematch against current UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson. With Bendo scheduled to face Gilbert Melendez in April, Pettis was not interested in waiting and cho...
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