By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Earlier this month, CanalCombat reported that Jose Aldo was offered and had accepted a bout with “Lil Heathen” for the June 17 fight card in Asia.
Aldo diz que foi oferecido e aceitou luta contra Jeremy Stephens em Singapura no dia 23 de junho, só falta oficializar.
— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) March 18, 2018
“Aldo says he was offered and accepted fight against Jeremy Stephens in Singapore on June 23rd, only to be official.” – Ana Hissa
While no official announcement has been made by the UFC, Jeremy Stephens definitely seems on board with the idea of fighting the former featherweight kingpin in Singapore. “Lil Heathen” sent out the following message to Jose Aldo and the UFC match-makers on Twitter.
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) March 30, 2018
“Vacation is officially over, the fans want it @josealdojunior I’ll see you in Singapore @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby get ready!!” – Jeremy Stephens
Jose Aldo was last seen in action at December’s UFC 218 event in Detroit where he suffered a second-straight third-round TKO loss to Max Holloway, this time in his bid to recapture the UFC featherweight title.
Prior to his setbacks to the Hawaiian champion, Aldo was coming off an impressive victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 200.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Stephens is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak composed of a vicious knockout of Josh Emmett, a thudding TKO of Doo Ho Choi, and a decision defeat of Gilbert Melendez.
Who do you think will emerge victorious if the UFC makes a fight between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens official to main event June’s UFC event in Singapore?