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Jose Aldo accepts Jeremy Stephens bout in Singapore, awaits UFC confirmation

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Jose Aldo welcomes a fight against Jeremy Stephens on June 23.

Jose Aldo accepts the challenge. After being called out by slugger Jeremy Stephens, the former UFC featherweight champion’s coach and head of Nova Uniao Andre Pederneiras announced Aldo took the fight. Later on, Jose himself confirmed it as well.

As Aldo explained to Combate, he would like to take on Stephens in Singapore on June 23, but they are still waiting for confirmation from the UFC.

“We already accepted a fight against Jeremy Stephens. We’re expecting it to be in June in Singapore. We’re just waiting for confirmation. The venue and the opponent are certain, they just have to make the decision.”

Jose Aldo (26-4) will look to snap a two-fight losing skid with two TKO defeats to champion Max Holloway. His latest win was unanimous decision title defense against Frankie Edgar in July 2016 at UFC 200.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Stephens (28-14) rides a three-fight winning streak with victores over the likes of Gilbert Melendez, Doo Ho Choi and most recently, Josh Emmett. His last loss was a split decision defeat to Renato Carneiro in April 2017.

UFC Fight Night 132 is expected to take place in Singapore on June 23. No fights have been linked to the card as of yet.

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