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After an on-again, off-again fight status thanks in large part to injuries and motorcycles, the 'super fight' between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will finally take place, serving as the headline bout for UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Feb. 2013.
It's been a long time coming.
The so-called "super fight" between current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has allegedly been confirmed and nailed down, with information coming by way of a report from Ariel Helwani on "UFC Tonight."
The report stated that Aldo vs. Edgar will, in fact, take place at UFC 156 on Feb. 2, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If the date sounds familiar, that's because it's Super Bowl weekend, which would place added pressure on the event to be a blockbuster success.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans will recall that Aldo and Edgar were originally supposed to headline UFC 153 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, before "Scarface" was forced to withdraw from the bout because of an injury sustained while riding his motorcycle in Brazil.
Recently, it was speculated that the fight between "Junior" and "The Answer" would occur at a UFC 156 in Brazil or possibly even at UFC 157. However, it looks as though those reports may have been premature.
The fight matches up two fighters whom fans have long clamored to see in the cage together, going back as far as two years ago when Edgar was still the title holder at 155 pounds and Aldo at 145 pounds.
Edgar had long been rumored to make the cut down to featherweight, due to the size disadvantage he experienced as a lightweight, but it was a move that Edgar put off as long as possible. He is now finally set to make his debut at 145 pounds after losing his last two consecutive fights (both title fights) to current lightweight champion Ben Henderson.
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