The date of the first ever UFC Featherweight Title Fight has been confirmed as 1st January, with Jose Aldo defending against Josh Grispi in the co-main event of UFC 125.
While this will be his UFC debut Jose Aldo is already a dominant champion having won his past eleven fights with victories in world title fights against Mike Brown, Urijah Faber and Manny Gamburyan. As Dana White said in the official release announcing the fight “Jose Aldo is one of the best fighters in the world, pound for pound, and you’ll see why on Jan. 1…Aldo can do it all, and his historic arrival in the UFC as its first featherweight champion is going to set an exciting new standard”.
Facing the consensus Top 3 Pound for Pound fighter is Josh Grispi, a fighter also on a long winning streak having won his last ten fights. The twenty-two year old has impressed since making his WEC debut in 2008, with notable victories over former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver and top contenders Matt Hominick andLC Davis. Fellow Boston native White is expecting big things from the challenger, saying that “Josh Grispi is a finisher, and he’s got every intention of taking the featherweight title back to Boston”.
Tags: Jose Aldo, Josh Grispi, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC 125, UFC Featherweight Division