Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will return to competition when he puts his jiu-jitsu skills to the test at the IBJJF’s Master International Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 28-30, per a recent report by MMA Fighting. It will be the first time “Scarface” is competing in a jiu-jitsu tournament since defeating world champion Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” in 2004.
“We are very honored to have the great Jose Aldo Junior registered for the Master South America,” IBJJF announced earlier this week. “We can’t wait to see this MMA legend representing the Nova União team in the light division.”
Aldo, 30, is coming off a TKO loss to Max Holloway at UFC 212 in which he relinquished his 145-pound title. Before that, the Brazilian fighter defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to reclaim the championship belt he lost to Conor McGregor via 13-second knockout back at UFC 194.
At this point, it’s good to see Aldo staying active and competing professionally, even if that’s happening outside of the Octagon. The legendary featherweight has favored his world-class striking over his BJJ black belt throughout his UFC/WEC career, so touching up on his ground game couldn’t hurt.
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