UFC has announced several additions to a December 16 event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including the return of former featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Aldo, 31, was long considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
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His muay-thai combined perfectly with his handsome takedown defence and incredible fight-IQ to give us one of the best fighters that the game has ever known but it does now feel - to an extent - that the fans may well remember him most for a moment that was indeed his darkest. Almost four years later, Aldo is coming off a unification title loss to Max Holloway and Lamas has won two straight bouts.
Aldo had earned a dominant decision over former lightweight champion turned featherweight contender Frankie Edgar, which got him back into the in column after seeing his lights turned out just 13-seconds into his title fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 194.
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Aldo (26-3) will meet Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night, which will take place at Bell MTS Place.
For Lamas (18-5), the fight represents another shot at Aldo. White also confirmed a welterweight bout between Mike Perry (11-1) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3).
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It was announced on Thursday that the UFC Winnipeg card will be headlined by welterweights Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos, who will square off in the main event.