UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway are officially set to meet in a unification bout in the near future.
UFC president Dana White appeared recently on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast where he announced the bout. The date and location are set but have not been officially announced.
“[Aldo] is going to fight Max Holloway,” White said. “That fight's done, too. I don't remember what date it's on, but it's done. We got that fight done last week.”
Combate released a report after White’s announcement saying that the fight will take place at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro.
Aldo (26-2) is coming off of his UFC 200 unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar. He was promised a rematch with Conor McGregor, who he lost his title to one fight prior, if he won the bout but that never came to fruition. Instead, McGregor was stripped of his featherweight title in November and Aldo was crowned champion.
Holloway (17-3) is on a ten-fight win streak with his most recent win being a third-round TKO of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis where he won the interim featherweight title. The streak includes wins over Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, and Cub Swanson.