Anthony Pettis dropping to 145 to fight champion Jose Aldo on Aug. 3

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Two of the most dynamic strikers in all of mixed martial arts will meet Aug. 3 as Anthony Pettis is dropping from lightweight to 145 pounds to challenge current champion Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title.

“Two of the baddest dudes in the fight business are going to fight at 145 pounds,” said UFC president Dana White. “These guys are two of the most amazing, gravity-defying athletes in the sport. I am so pumped for this fight.”

White said the company currently is seeking a venue for the as-yet-unannounced event and that sites in Texas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Rio de Janeiro are all under consideration. Aldo vs. Pettis is expected to headline the card.

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