Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Featherweight Title Bout To Headline UFC 156 On February 2
UFC officials announced the match on Tuesday.
UFC 156 takes place on February 2, though a location and venue have not been determined. A light heavyweight tilt between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is also expected to take place at the winter event.
Aldo and Edgar were originally scheduled to meet at this month's UFC 153, however, Aldo was forced to withdraw from the bout due to complications stemming from an earlier motorcycle accident. A light heavyweight affair between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar was later substituted as the card's main event.
Aldo brings an impressive 14-fight win streak to the Octagon with him this February, having gone undefeated under the Zuffa banner — 8-0 in the WEC and 3-0 in the UFC thus far. In his most recent outing, the 26-year-old scored a first round knockout of fellow WEC vet Chad Mendes at January's UFC 142.
Edgar, meanwhile, will make his 145-pound debut at UFC 156, having held championship gold at lightweight after capturing the crown from B.J. Penn in 2010. After successfully defending his strap in a rematch with Penn and back-to-back scraps with Gray Maynard, Edgar was outpointed by ex-WEC titleholder Ben Henderson. In a title rematch at August's UFC 150, Henderson would again best Edgar on the scorecards.
(Pictured: Jose Aldo)