The is maneuvering into Rio de Janeiro, and the promotion made official Friday.

Aldo (28-4), an former and WEC champion, is coming off of back-to-back TKO wins over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano, making a pair of Performance of the Night bonuses in the process. Following his triumph over Moicano, Aldo’s longtime trainer, Andre Pederneiras,” known for a fight against the Volkanovski, declaring the n “a fantastic competition. ”

To date, the ian veteran holds the record for many powerful and sequential title defenses in featherweight history (7) while completing 18 of the 28 career successes.

Volkanovski (19-1), a former n Fighting Championship title-holder, most recently left his first career ditch of the Night bonus after his barbarous TKO triumph on Chad Mendes in UFC 232 in December. This operation not only maintained his recording perfect, but marked his 16th success.

Prior to his final triumph, “The Great” rattled off five successes to kick off his profession, including stoppages over Jeremy Kennedy and Yusuke Kasuya in Addition to choices over Darren Elkins, Shane Young and Mizuto Hirota.

Yet another former champion is going to be a portion of the card, since part of Famer B.J. Penn matches Clay Guida in Rio de Janeiro, nevertheless the promotion has never made it official yet.

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