UFC 200 Results: Jose Aldo Decisions Frankie Edgar to Take Interim Title

July 10, 2016

Former champions Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar fought for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 on Saturday, and the result was the same as their first fight.

aldo-edgar-ufc200-weigh-750The two previously fought at UFC 156 in February 2013 with Aldo winning by unanimous decision. He did the same on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Edgar pressured Aldo throughout the fight, but the Brazilian was too elusive and too fast. Edgar was unable to take Aldo down a single time, and was forced to stand with the striking standout.

Aldo landed the cleaner strikes, opening up a cut above and below Edgar’s right eye and bloodying the former lightweight titleholder’s nose.

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It was Aldo first Octagon appearance since losing the 145-pound belt to Conor McGregor in December.  It was his first loss in a decade.  McGregor was sitting in the front row at the event, and after the fight Aldo told the Irishman, “you’re next.”  During his post-fight interview, Aldo also turned his attention to McGregor.

“Frankie’s a great athlete.  I respect everyone, but I have one goal, and that’s too beat this guy (McGregor).  You can bet the next time I come in here I’m going to beat him,” he said.

McGregor is scheduled to face Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 202 in August in a welterweight bout.  He’s expected to move back down to the featherweight division and face Aldo in a unification fight following the Diaz match.

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