An exciting bantamweight matchup is in being slated for the upcoming UFC 278 event. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo could be facing Merab Dvalishvili on August 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“UFC is working on Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili for UFC 278 on Aug. 20,” Ariel Helwani reported. “Not a done deal at the moment, but that’s the current direction.”
Aldo, 35, is on a three-fight winning streak. He was last seen inside the cage in December 2021 when he beat Rob Font via UD.
Dvalishvili, 31, is on a seven-fight winning streak. The Georgian hasn’t fought since September 2021 when he defeated Maron Moraes.
Whoever wins this bout will 99% be the next in line for the championship.