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Jeremy Stephens and Jose Aldo agree to fight at UFC Singapore in June

Jeremy Stephens and Jose Aldo agree to fight at UFC Singapore in June

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and perennial division contender Jeremy Stephens appear to be on a collision course for June’s UFC event in Singapore.

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 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.

“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.

Jose Aldo drops Frankie Edgar

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?

Rematch! Jose Aldo steps up to fight Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 218

Rematch! Jose Aldo steps up to fight Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 218

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gets a new opponent and will still be defending his title at UFC 218 on December 2 in Detroit, Michigan.

The news was reported by MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.

Holloway was originally slated to make his first title defense against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar at the event. However, “The Answer” was forced to pull out of the contest Wednesday afternoon due to injury.

Shortly after the news that Frankie Edgar had been forced off of the December 2 fight card, Max Holloway took to social media where he stated his intention to remain on the Detroit fight card.

“Injuries are part of this fight game. Frankie [Edgar]’s the man. I wish him a speedy recovery. Detroit, you guys are a bunch of tough motherf-ckers. I met many of you last month when we visited. You guys deserve the best fight card of the year and you’re still gonna’ get it. I’m fighting no matter what. Santa is still coming early to Detroit, so get ready. Malice in the palace part two if we have to. I’ll see you soon.”

Jose Aldo Max Holloway

The Hawaiian champion, Holloway, was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil, where he earned a third-round TKO victory over Jose Aldo to become the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion of the world.

As for Holloway’s newly announced opponent, Jose Aldo and Holloway last fought at UFC 212 where the Hawaiian successfully unified the UFC featherweight titles. Now, his first defense of the unified belt will be against the former king of the division himself.

Who do you think will win when Max Holloway and Jose Aldo square off on December 2 in Detroit? Sound of PENN Nation!

Denver Broncos part ways with Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward

Denver Broncos part ways with Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Denver Broncos have released veteran safety T.J. Ward according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Ward was set to make a non-guaranteed $4.5 million this upcoming NFL season.

The two-time Pro Bowl safety recorded three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his 41 games with the Broncos.

“This was a difficult decision to part ways with T.J. after everything he’s done for our football team,” general manager John Elway said in a statement. “He was a respected teammate whose attitude and physical mindset played a big part in our Super Bowl run. We thank T.J. for his contributions as a Bronco and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

The 30-year-old, Ward, will likely find a new home before the start of the 2017-2018 season, as teams have already begun to express interest.

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Max Holloway looks to make history at UFC 212

Max Holloway looks to make history at UFC 212

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Max Holloway will look to make history next weekend at UFC 212 in Brazil when he squares off with current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the promotions undisputed title.

If victorious, Max Holloway will become only the second Hawaiian in UFC history to become an undisputed UFC champion, the other being UFC legend BJ Penn.

“Blessed” procured the UFC’s interim featherweight strap in his most recent bout at UFC 206 in December, where he became the first fighter to TKO former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

Max Holloway is currently riding an impressive ten-fight win streak, which includes notable victories over Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson.

As for Jose Aldo, the reigning UFC featherweight champion was most recently seen in action at UFC 200 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Aldo and Holloway throw down on June 3 in Brazil?