Jose Aldo vs. Ricard Lamas II added to UFC on FOX 26

Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas rematch co-headlines UFC on FOX 26 Perry-Ponzinibbio Mein Silva added

Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas rematch co-headlines UFC on FOX 26 Perry-Ponzinibbio Mein Silva added

UFC has announced several additions to a December 16 event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including the return of former featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

The UFC officials broke the news on Friday morning, which was later confirmed by promotion's president Dana White during a recent appearance on TSN. Aldo defeated Lamas the last time they met in 2014 but now both fighters are looking to get back into title contender with this rematch.

José did eventually win back his title with a masterful display against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, but again, lost it to the young powerhouse Max Holloway at UFC 212 in what was the first title defence of his second reign.

The featherweight bout will go down in the co-headliner of UFC on FOX 26, which will be hosted by Winnipeg, Manitoba's MTS Centre. The UFC took to Twitter to announce that Aldo and Lamas will do battle on the card. Lamas is 18-5 in "The Octagon" with the defeat to Aldo marking the third of his career. With TKO loss to former three-time title challenger Chad Mendes as well as a decision loss to Holloway, his fight against Aldo hold's major implications for Lamas' future at 145-pounds.

WE ALREADY KNEW that former UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler will square off with former lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos on 16 December, with a shot at the 170-pound title on offer for the victor.

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