by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
Nova Uniao featherweight Jose Aldo will return to the cage at WEC 36 on Sept. 10. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will take on World Extreme Cagefighting newcomer Jonathan Brookins. Aldo was originally scheduled to fight John Franchi, but an injury suffered in training forced the International Fight League (IFL) veteran to withdraw from the fight.
The match with Brookins is the second fight of Aldo’s five-fight contract with the UFC’s sister promotion. “Junior” is coming off one of the biggest wins of his career with a dominating TKO finish over former Shooto champion Alexandre Franca Nogueira at WEC 34.
WEC 36 takes place on Sept. 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event will be headlined by a featherweight showdown between champion Urijah Faber and American Top Team’s Mike Thomas Brown. Also, Paulo Filho will defend his WEC middleweight belt in a rematch against Chael Sonnen and former UFC champion Jens Pulver looks to rebound when he takes on Leonard Garcia.