An all-Brazilian bantamweight clash is reportedly slated to take place at UFC 265.
As first reported by Brazilian outlet Combate, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo will take on Pedro Munhoz on August 7th in a potential title eliminator.
Aldo (29-7) would snap a three-fight losing streak in his last outing as the 34-year old handily defeated Marlon Vera via unanimous decision. Aldo had yet to win since dropping down to 135 lbs in 2019 after losing a split decision to Marlon Moraes before a failed vacant title bid against Petr Yan. Currently ranked as the #5 contender in the weight class, Aldo has gone 3-3 in his last six bouts.
Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC) similarly put an end to a two-fight losing streak in his last fight as Munhoz would defeat Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision in February of this year. The 34-year old had suffered back-to-back decision losses to Frankie Edgar and current champion Aljamain Sterling prior to facing Rivera for the second time in his career. Munhoz is currently ranked #8 in the UFC’s 135 lbs division.