UFC 156 is headlined by an important featherweight championship between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. This super fight is a UFC fan’s dream, and there is so much meaning behind it for both fighters. Fans have dreamed of seeing a super fight inside the UFC, and this is exactly that, as both fighters have been kings in their respective divisions for some time now.
Frankie Edgar comes into this fight off two closely contested losses to current lightweight champ Ben Henderson. Both fights were razor close, and Edgar could have arguably won both fights. However, the judges didn’t side in his favor, making him contemplate a drop down to the featherweight division. A bout with Jose Aldo did intrigue Frankie, and he now has the chance to hold a belt in the featherweight division if victorious.
Jose Aldo is coming into this fight off a KO victory over Chad Mendes. It was a brilliant knee that set up the win, and Aldo would storm off into the Brazilian crowd and cheer with them. It was an awesome thing to see, and it just solidified his pound-for-pound greatness. Aldo is currently on a fourteen fight winning streak, which is impressive to say the least. A win over Frankie would be his biggest to date, and might even invoke a move to fight in the lightweight division as he is considered a big featherweight.
In terms of styles, this one will be intriguing. Edgar likes to use his movement in order to frustrate his opponents and his wrestling is second-to-none. The weight cut down to featherweight might make Frankie even faster, which bodes well for him going into this championship fight that takes place this weekend. For Aldo, he has some of the best striking and finishing abilities in the UFC right now, and his take down defense has never been better. Fans are in for a treat this Saturday night as they will finally see a dream match up between two of the best in the lighter weight-classes.