Former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will still get his chance to become the third fighter to win a world championship in two different divisions.
The title match between Edgar and current UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will take place Feb.2 2013, which is a day before Super Bowl XLVII.
Aldo and Edgar were originally set to face each other at UFC 153, but Aldo pulled out of the fight after sustaining a foot injury following a motorcycle accident. Even after the fight was scrapped, both Edgar and Aldo said they wanted to face each other.
The event headlined by Edgar vs. Aldo will join a list of fight cards the UFC has held during Super bowl weekend, including the UFC 143 event where Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz to win the UFC Interim Welterweight championship, and UFC 51 where Andrei Arlovski and Evan Tanner won the UFC Interim Heavyweight championship and the UFC Middleweight championship, respectively.
Aldo puts his featherweight title and a 14-fight wining streak in this fight while Edgar is coming into the match with a two-fight losing streak that came from his battles with current UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson this past year.
If Edgar were to defeat Aldo and claim the featherweight title he would Randy Couture and B.J. Penn in the club of fighters who have captured world titles in different weight classes.
Couture was the first man to accomplish this feat, defeating Maurice Smith to win the UFC heavyweight title in 1997 and then beating Chuck Liddell to win the interim light heavyweight belt in 2003.
Penn captured the welterweight title from Matt Hughes in 2004 and beat Joe Stevenson to win the vacant lightweight title in 2008.
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