White: Win over Pettis earns Aldo lightweight title shot
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is now one win away from a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title.
MMAjunkie.com on Monday confirmed with UFC President Dana White that if Aldo is victorious in his August fight with Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), he will move up to 155 pounds for a shot at the title in that division.
White’s revelation is the latest development in a matchup that just 48 hours ago the UFC boss said the Brazilian champ wasn’t interested in accepting. However, after a discussion with Aldo’s manager, Andre Pederneiras, Aldo is now not only happy to accept the fight but also has an impressive reward waiting on him should he have his hand raised.