The next bout of Australian featherweight Alexander Volkanovski has been reportedly set. The New South Wales fighter takes on Brazilian Jose Aldo at the upcoming UFC 237 scheduled for May 12 (AEDT) at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The matchup was initially announced by Farah Hannoun (via Twitter), and according to The Body Lock (citing sources) confirmed.
Alexander Volkanovski (19-1) is riding the 16-fight win streak since December 2013. In his previous outing late last year at UFC 232 he stopped Chad Mendes in the second round. Before that he earned a unanimous decision against Darren Elkins, and TKO’d Jeremy Kennedy in Round 2 at UFC 221 in Perth.
Jose Aldo (28-4) is the former UFC featherweight champion. He won two previous bouts by TKO with punches against Renato Moicano and Jeremy Stephens in Round 2 and 1 (respectively). Before that he faced a pair of defeats against the current titleholder in the division Max Holloway.
Among the bouts at UFC 237, Rose Namajunas is scheduled to defend her UFC Women’s Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade. The list of announced to date matchups can be found below.
UFC Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade
Featherweight Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann
Women’s Bantamweight Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana
Middleweight Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier
Women’s Flyweight Wu Yanan vs. Luana Carolina
Women’s Bantamweight Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Talita Bernardo
Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli