One week after returning to Seattle for the second time in eight months, the UFC heads back to Brazil for the fourth time this year, bringing a 12-fight event headlined by a featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Jose Aldo (22-1-0) vs. Chan Sung Jung (13-3-0)
Having Aldo defend his title in Rio is a great idea, as the last time it happened, he knocked out Chad Mendes with a picture-perfect knee at the end of the first round, and then took off into the crowd for one of the best post-fight celebrations in recent memory.
While his four UFC appearances have produced three decision wins, Aldo remains one of the most electric strikers in the sport - someone capable of frustrating opponents with his speed or power, and always a threat to finish the fight in a flash.
A match-up with Pettis carried much more intrigue, simply because "Showtime" was set to move down the scale from lightweight, which wou...