Two of the top UFC featherweights of all-time are reportedly set to rematch as José Aldo vs. Cub Swanson move closer to a slot on January’s UFC 233.
UFC 233 is getting better by the day it seems. Already the card is home to Cejudo/Dillashaw, Lawler/Askren, and Vick/Felder among others and now, we could well see a 145lb clash befitting of such a stacked card.
According to reports from Brazilian outlet Combate, the UFC are looking to sign a rematch between Aldo and Swanson for the event’s main-card.
The first meeting between these two took place back in 2009 in the now-defunct WEC – an infamous encounter that saw José KO his opponent in 8 seconds with a thunderous flying knee.
At the time, Aldo was making his original climb to championship glory – a run that eventually saw him oust the title-holder Urijah Faber with one of the most vicious displays of leg-kicking prowess the sport has ever seen.
In the time since, both men have achieved and in some ways, passed their primes but there’s no doubt that a rematch would be a welcome addition to UFC 233 – even if we probably could have done with it a bit earlier.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena