UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will take on the UFC Featherweight Interim Champion Max Holloway at UFC 212 in a title unification bout.
The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto from ESPN, UFC president Dana white confirmed the news and Flocombat confirmed the date of the bout.
Just taped 5ive Rounds with guest @danawhite. He told me Aldo vs. Holloway is a done deal … but couldn’t remember the date.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 10, 2017
Jose Aldo (26-2) became the UFC Featherweight Champion once again when Conor McGregor was striped of the title after winning the UFC Lightweight Title. Aldo had previously held the title from 2010 to 2015 but had also held the WEC Featherweight title before that. He lost the title to Conor McGregor by first round KO just 13seconds into the opening round after a massive build up between the pair. He went on to win the interim title after beating Frankie Edgar next and was later promoted to undisputed champion.
Max Holloway (17-3) is currently riding a ten fight win streak with wins over Cub Swanson, Jeremy Stephens and Ricardo Lamas. He won the UFC Featherweight Interim title after defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis by TKO at UFC 206 this past December.
This unification bout will take place at UFC 212 in Brazil, June 3rd.