A new UFC bantamweight champion will be crowned on July 11. Former champion Henry Cejudo announced his retirement after stopping Dominick Cruz in the second round at UFC 249. He was eventually removed from the official rankings, with the UFC later announcing that his belt had been stripped. This is an amazing opportunity for both fighters to climb on top of the bantamweight division. To have more insights on this fight please read our preview below.
Yan (14-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was scheduled to headlined the UFC’s first event in Kazakhstan on June 13 against Moraes, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is yet to lose a UFC bout, with his last three wins coming over John Dodson, Jimmie Rivera, and most recently Urijah Faber. Yan wi be a huge favourite in this fight, as he is seemingly a rising star, while his opponent career is obviously coming to the end. Yan has much more power, so he will be more dangerous in a standing position. However, Aldo will have an advantage on the ground. But Jose is much older, therefore he will get tired much sooner. Nevertheless, Petr should not underestimate his opponent.
Aldo, 33, is coming off back-to-back losses to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and fellow bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the UFC’s schedule, he was scheduled to face Henry Cejudo for the title on May 9 in Brazil. It seems that after his infamous loss against Conor MacGregor Aldo could not turn around his psychology and that fight was his downfall. He moved from featherweight to bantamweight. However, here also he is not showing anything that we have seen him doing prior to MacGregor fight.
Pete Yan vs Jose Aldo H2H
Bthatfighters have never faced each other before, and it makes the fight even more interesting.