It’s customary in combat sports that when a long-standing champion loses, they are granted an immediate rematch. A lot of times, it’s written into the fight contract.
When Chris Weidman ended Anderson Silva’s seven-year reign as middleweight champion, Silva was granted an immediate rematch. BJ Penn was given an immediate rematch after Frankie Edgar defeated him at UFC 112 for the lightweight title. Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was defeated by Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 and a rematch is lined up for UFC 196 in February. The list goes on and on.
In the most recent case of a champion getting an immediate rematch, former women’s bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey was dethroned by Holly Holm at UFC 193 and a rematch is expected to take place at UFC 200 in July, according to UFC president Dana White.
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Conor McGregor became only the second featherweight champion in UFC history when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 over the weekend. Aldo called for an immediate rematch following the fight, but will he get one?
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones believes that Aldo should be extended the same courtesy as Rousey, especially considering his accolades compared to hers.
If Rousey is granted an immediate rematch I would expect the same treatment for Aldo. It only seems right https://t.co/taoqVItasU
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 14, 2015
Aldo became the 145-pound world champion when he defeated Mike Brown at WEC 44 in November 2009, two years before Rousey made her professional fighting debut. He was later named the UFC featherweight champion when the two organizations merged late in ….View full article