Former UFC champion José Aldo expected to make boxing debut in February

Jose Aldo is set to switch up his combat sports.

By: Milan Ordoñez | 1 year
Former UFC champion José Aldo expected to make boxing debut in February
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Before 2022 ended, a report claimed that José Aldo will make his boxing debut in Dubai in March. The former UFC champion was said to be part of an event under Russia’s Hardcore Boxing, which will also feature former boxing champion Sergey Kovalev.

But according to this new report by MMA Fighting, Aldo will make his debut next month in his home country. Sources close to the situation claim that the 36-year-old is slated for a professional boxing match on February 10 in Rio de Janeiro.

No opponent names or weight classes were revealed, but as MMA Fighting also reports, it will take place at Upper Arena, which is also Nova União’s training facility.

Jose Aldo, who’s also been in the headlines recently for matters outside of professional fighting, retired from MMA in September after losing to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278. He left the sport with a record of 31-8.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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