Dana White just announced via Twitter that Jose Aldo will fight Anthony Pettis for the Featherweight title in August.
There had been some speculation as to whether or not the fight would happen Dana White told reporters after UFC 157 that Aldo was refusing to fight Pettis because he didn’t think Showtime deserved a title shot. Dana White was very vocal about the situation saying:
“That fight’s on. He’s going to fight Pettis or he’s not going to like how this is going to turn out.”
Aldo then released a statement saying he would fight Pettis, but not for the title.
Just minutes ago Dana White tweeted saying: “Yes Aldo vs Pettis and it’s for Aldo’s UFC 145lb title.”
So there you have it, Anthony Pettis will fight Jose Aldo for the 145lb strap August 3rd as originally planned. A location for the fight has not been announced yet.