UFC featherweights Cub Swanson and Jose Aldo look set for a do-over the briefest fights of their respective careers.
The two 145-pounders met under the WEC banner in 2009 with Aldo, who was en route to winning the title in his next bout, dispatching Swanson just 8 seconds into the contest with a stunning flying knee.
But now, 9 years later, Swanson looks like he will get his opportunity for revenge at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California, on January 26, per a report by Combate.
Aldo comes into the bout on the back of his first finish since 2012, a first round TKO win against Jeremy Stephens in July. Prior to that, the Brazilian was defeated twice by Max Holloway and Conor McGregor, with a decision win against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 sandwiched in between.
Swanson, meanwhile, has lost three straight bouts at 145 to Renato Moicano, Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega. Prior to that skid, the American had won four on the bounce against the likes of Artem Lobov, Doo Ho Choi and Hacran Dias.
UFC 233 is expected to be headlined by a ‘Champion vs. Champion’ UFC flyweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw.