Jose Aldo will rematch Cub Swanson at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California on January 26th according to the Combate in Brazil.
Aldo claimed a highlight-reel knockout finish the last time these two fighters clashed at WEC 41 in June of 2009 courtesy of a flying knee just 8 seconds into the bout.
The fight earned Aldo a title shot and he’d go on to defeat Mike Brown to win the belt and then successfully defending it twice before moving to the UFC, where he continued to defend the title seven times before finally losing out to Conor McGregor in late 2015.
Since then Aldo has experienced mixed fortunes, claiming wins over Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens, sandwiched inbetween back-to-back TKO title losses against current champion Max Holloway.
As for Swanson, he too eventually switched over to the UFC and compiled an impressive 10 wins in 12 fights at one stage in the Octagon, though he’s since gone on to suffer three losses in a row, albeit against stiff opposition in Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar and Renao Moicano.
Aldo Vs Swanson II joins a UFC 233 card that’s expected to be headlined by a flyweight superfight between current champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw, while Robbie Lawler welcomes Ben Askren to the Octagon.