Alright, this is getting to be a little ridiculous. After announcing five fights for UFC 136 on Friday, including the show’s featured attraction between lightweight king Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion one-upped themselves by confirming a second championship affair will serve as the pay-per-view’s co-main event.
The hotly-rumored featherweight title tilt between champ Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian will indeed go down October 8th inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride when it comes to Florian. He previously challenged for the lightweight crown on two separate occasions, but fell short in convincing fashion each time. Ken-flo made his 135-pound debut in his last Octagon foray. The veteran posted a unanimous decision victory over Diego Nunes last month at UFC 131.
Aldo, who most believe is the baddest 145-pounder walking the face of the earth, was last seen cruising to a unanimous decision win over Mark Hominick at UFC 129. After defending his WEC crown twice, the Brazilian was promoted to UFC champ prior to making Hominick’s face look like THIS.
UFC 136 is looking pretty awesome thus far. Let’s just hope the injury bug doesn’t come rearing its ugly head again…
Here is the star-studded roster as it currently stands (All bouts have been confirmed):
Matt Grice vs Josh Grispi
Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago
Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann
Kenny Florian vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)