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Aldo vs. Lamas targeted for Superbowl weekend card

UFC officials are planning to put the featherweight title fight between and in the annual UFC Super Bowl event. The card was supposed to be headlined by ’ 7th title defense against , but it was scrapped after Jones asked for more time to recover from the injuries that he suffered in his recent bout against .

White has not indicated if Aldo and Lamas will headline the card. However, UFC’s biggest stars are all scheduled to fight before the end of this year so there is a high possibility that the proposed fight will be the main event of the Super Bowl weekend card.

Aldo is perhaps the biggest MMA star in Brazil outside of Anderson Silva and Junior dos Santos. He is ranked in the top 3 of several pound-for-pound lists but it seems that he has yet to achieve global stardom. It is very evident in his latest title defense against when he only netted a total of 170,000 PPV buys. Jones, on the other hand bagged a whopping 550,000 buys in his bout against Chael Sonnen last April.

The Aldo-Lamas bout is a very good match although it may not be as attractive compared to any bout that involves Jones. The two featherweights has always been known as action fighters and a fight between them is a sure treat to all MMA fans.

[Photos from realpain-mma.com]

 

Posted by on October 18, 2013.

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Categories: Features, MMA, UFC

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