Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski Booked for UFC 237

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Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski has been added to UFC 237 on May 11.

Aldo (28-4) is coming off of back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano, most recently defeating Moicano via second-round TKO last month. The former featherweight king holds victories over the likes of Moicano, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar (x2), Chan Sung Jung, and Chad Mendes. Aldo sits at #1 on the official UFC featherweight fighter rankings.

Volkanovski (19-1) is coming off of a second-round TKO win over Chad Mendes at UFC 232 last December. He’s currently riding a 16-fight win streak that includes notable Octagon victories over Mendes and Darren Elkins. Volkanovski sits at #4 on the official UFC featherweight fighter rankings.

UFC 237 takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Source: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/26143074/aldo-volkanovski-added-ufc-237

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