Jose Aldo will be heading back to Brazil, where is slated to take on No. 4-ranked featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski at the upcoming UFC 237 pay-per-view in Rio de Janeiro.
That’s according to Jake Nichols of The Body Lock MMA, who confirmed the match-up on Tuesday.
After suffering back-to-back stoppage losses to current featherweight champion Max Holloway, ‘Scarface’ is back in the winners column after picking up two straight TKO’s over Jeremy Stephens and fellow Brazilian Renato Moicano. The former 145-pound kingpin earned a Performance of the Night bonus for both fights, bagging an extra $100,000 in total.
His opponent, Volkanovski, has won six straight fights since joining the UFC in 2016 and has quickly become one of the hottest prospects in the featherweight division. The Australian recently knocked out former featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes at UFC 232, earning his biggest win to date. Mendes announced his retirement shortly after the bout.
UFC 237 is set to take place on May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil